Breastfeeding and Legislation – Federal Law
Department of Labor Request for Information
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Fair Labor Standards Act § 7(r) (as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148)
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Reasonable Breaks for Nursing Mothers: Insights into Federal Wage and Hour Law
(October 12, 2010 Teleconference)
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WHD Fact Sheet #73, Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA
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State Breastfeeding Laws
California Laws on Breastfeeding from California Department of Public Health
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La Leche League International Breastfeeding & the Law
(Including Family Law)
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The Laws Support Breastfeeding Mothers
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The National Conference of State Legislators for State Breastfeeding Laws
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WIC Breastfeeding Resources: Going Back to Work or School
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Additional Resources on Workplace Lactation Accommodation
Breastfeeding and Working
Author of Working Without Weaning, great ideas for a variety of professionals and additional resources and links.
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CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative, Workplace Lactation Support Program Toolkit
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Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Receives claims of discrimination, California Family Rights Act leave complaints, and Pregnancy Disability Leave requests.
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Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)
Wage/hour issues, including lactation accommodation complaints.
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EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities
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Employment Development Department
Deals with Disability Insurance Claims (for pregnancy and such), and Paid Family Leave (baby bonding time).
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International Lactation Consultants Association, Worksite Lactation Support Directory
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The Business Case for Breastfeeding: Steps for Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite
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Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
A mother flying without her child will be able to bring breast milk through the checkpoint, provided it is declared prior to screening. Mothers flying with, and now without, their child will be permitted to bring breast milk in quantities greater than three ounces as long as it is declared for inspection at the security checkpoint.
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U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, Workplace Support and Coalitions Directory
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WIC – Breastfeeding for Employers
Variety of information that employers can access including sample letters from the DIR, minimum requirements of California’s Lactation Accommodation law, other ways to support breastfeeding in the workplace, flyers for break rooms, messages for paycheck stubs, developing a breastfeeding workplace policy, and setting up a lactation room, and improving the bottom line for businesses.
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Recent Federal Support
Fact Sheet on “Obama Administration Actions to Support Women Who Choose to Breastfeed”
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HealthCare.gov
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Nursing Mothers in Federal Employment Memo
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Obama Memo to Office of Personnel Management
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White House Blog on “New Efforts to Support Working Mothers”
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