Tag: breast-feeding

Nursing Mothers in the Workplace On August 21, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (H.B. 1595) amending the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act by providing for all of the following: Reasonable break time (instead of “unpaid break time each day”) during the first year after the child’s birth each time the employee needs…

Question:  Does an employer have obligations to accommodate a new mother that needs to pump breast milk but travels at least 4 hours a day for work? Answer:  Employers are still obligated under both state and federal law to provide the reasonable break time, if applicable, for pumping. Advise the employee that the company will…

Question:  Do employers have to provide a separate refrigerator for use by breast-feeding mothers? Answer:  No.  What the law provides is the time off work for expressing the breast milk and a private space (that is not a bathroom) to do so.  If a refrigerator is not available, the nursing mother can bring her own…