Implementation of NYS Paid Breastmilk Expression in the Workplace Law

June 20, 2024

By: Laura H. Harshbarger

In this week’s Business in 2024 webinar, Bond labor and employment attorney Laura H. Harshbarger discussed amendments to New York State’s Breastmilk Expression in the Workplace law. This went into effect on June 19, 2024 and requires employers to provide paid breaktime to employees who require time to express breastmilk during the workday. The law provides for repeated 30-minute paid breaks throughout the workday. It also makes clear that if the employee requires more than 30 minutes, the employer must provide additional unpaid time after the 30 minutes of paid time. The law includes notice requirements at the time of hire, annually and upon return from maternity leave.

The full webinar covered the following topics:

  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
  • Implementation of NYS Paid Breastmilk Expression Law
  • Travel Time Considerations

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