Rights for pumping in the work place

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Rights for pumping in the work place

Your legal rights when it comes to pumping breastmilk when you return to work really depends on the state in which you work and the company for which you work. The reason for that is because only about half of the states have laws on the books that protect a woman's right to take time away from her day to pump milk. Those laws, essentially, provide for women to reasonable break times in a clean environment, that is not the bathroom, in order to take care of this need. If you don't work in one of those states, there is also a recently enacted Federal law that provides a similar right to everyone in the country. However, that only applies to certain large companies. Companies that employ at least 50 employees. What I recommended to any mother who knows that she has to go back to work and knows that she will need to pump at work is to touch base with Human Resources in advance, before returning to work, to find out what arrangements can be made to make this an easy process when she gets back to the office.

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Lisa Pierson Weinberger is the founder of Mom, Esq., a legal practice dedicated to helping parents understand and maximize their maternity leave benefits, have peace of mind when hiring employees in their homes, and find a good work/life balance when they return to the workplace after having a baby.  Prior to founding Mom, Esq., Lisa spent seven years working at the entertainment law firm of Greenberg Glusker working as an employment lawyer with many of Hollywood's A-List celebrities.  She counseled on matters related to large domestic staffs, advising on the hiring process, backgrounds checks, wage and hour issues, counseling, discipline and terminations, and preparing employment applications, offer letters and a variety of agreements including employment, confidentiality, arbitration, severance and release agreements. Lisa has a Bachelors in Psychology, with Honors, from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where she served on the UCLA Law Review.

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