A new law in New York State requiring employers to provide expanded accommodations for breast milk expression has gone into effect.
The legislation requires employers to adopt a Department of Labor policy establishing employee rights when expressing breast milk in the workplace. These new requirements ensure all workers have the same safe, clean accommodations across the state. The law also requires all employers in the state to provide convenient, private pumping spaces in the workplace and to provide knowledge to employees on the current laws.
The enhanced policies make certain all employers understand their responsibilities, and all workers know their rights regarding breast milk expression in the workplace.