New York Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Time Off for Expressing Breast Milk

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed into law legislation that requires employers to provide uncompensated time, and make a reasonable effort to provide private space for women to express milk or nurse their children for a period of up to three years following the birth of a child. The new law also bars employers from discriminating against an employee exercising this right. The bill was signed on August 22, 2007.

 

By Patricia A. Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

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