Managers: Laws and Rules
Break Time for Nursing Mothers
- In accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) amendment of the Fair Labor Standards Act, state employees will be given reasonable paid break time to express breast milk for a nursing child for one year after the child’s birth.
- Employees are provided a flexible schedule for breast feeding or pumping breast milk for the child. The time should not exceed normal time allowed for lunch and breaks. However if additional time is necessary, annual leave must be used or the employee can use a flex schedule to come in early or stay late to make up the time. Flexible schedules must be approved by the supervisor prior to implementation.
- The Nursing Mother’s room in the Capitol is located on the west end of the ground floor next to the women’s restroom behind the door labeled “Senate Locker Room.”