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New York Attorney Outlines New Workplace Laws for Nursing Mothers


Employers in New York City will likely soon face more stringent laws related to nursing mothers expressing milk in the workplace. On Oct. 17, 2018, the New York City Council passed a package of bills, dubbed the Mother’s Day bills, aimed at helping mothers and children. The legislation, which awaits the expected signature of Mayor Bill de Blasio, requires employers to accommodate nursing mothers by providing a lactation room, and to implement a written lactation room policy. If enacted, the new workplace lactation laws will take effect 120 days after signing.

Melissa Osipoff, a partner in the New York office of Fisher Phillips, shared her insights with the New York Law Journal on the legislation and what employers need to do to ensure compliance.

To read the full article, visit the New York Law Journal.


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