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HB 1080 Employment; break to express breast milk.

Introduced by: David E. Yancey | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Employment; break to express breast milk. Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for the employee's nursing child for one year after the child's birth. An employer is also required to make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where such an employee can express breast milk in privacy. An employer shall not be held to have violated these requirements if it has made reasonable efforts to comply with them. The measure applies to employees who are exempt under 7 of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers to provide such benefits for non-exempt employees.


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