Breast Pumping Laws in California
Let's discuss breast pumping laws in California. Breast pumping and breastfeeding laws in USA are bit ambiguous. Many working moms complain that laws are not in favor of breast feeding and breast pumping.
A bit of good news for Californians is in offing.
According to new laws passed by the Californian Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature in 2016, schools must provide places for students to breast feed or pump breast milk.
Regarding Breast Feeding and Breast Pumping at work, Section 1030-1033 of the Labor Code of Workplace Pumping Law states
1030. Every employer, including the state and any political subdivision, shall provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee desiring to express breast milk for the employee’s infant child. The break time shall, if possible, run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. Break time for an employee that does not run concurrently with the rest time authorized for the employee by the applicable wage order of the Industrial Welfare commission shall be unpaid.
1031. The employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide the employee with the use of a room or other location, other than a toilet stall, in close proximity to the employee’s work area, for the employee to express milk in private. The room or location may include the place where the employee normally works if it otherwise meets the requirements of this section.
1032. An employer is not required to provide break time under this chapter if to do so would seriously disrupt the operations of the employer.
Author: Marissa Claire
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