Effective March 23, 2010, this federal law requires employers to provide break time and a place for most hourly wage-earning and some salaried employees (nonexempt workers) to express breast milk at work.
The law states that employers must provide a "reasonable" amount of time and that they must provide a private space other than a bathroom.
They are required to provide this until the employee's baby turns one year old.
Federal legislation mandating
The enactment of Section 504 reflects the realization that those with disabilities, too, had been subjected to discrimination for many years.
Public Law 99-506 amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by adding Section 508, which ensures access to computers and other electronic office equipment in places of federal employment.
The guidelines ensure that users with disabilities can access and use the same computer databases and applications programs as other users.
Users with disabilities also must be able to manipulate data and related information sources to attain the same results as other users, and will have the necessary adaptations needed to communicate with others on their system.
Many common questions and concerns are addressed in the following sources: This guide compiles the above resources in an easy to understand format to ensure all moms have the information they need to make working and breastfeeding a success.
It was designed to help employees understand their rights as a breastfeeding mom in the workplace and serve as a break time resource for families and employers with questions about the law.Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is perhaps the most important piece of legislation ever enacted for people with disabilities.The language in Section 504 is almost identical to that of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which applied to racial discrimination, and that of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which addressed discrimination in education on the basis of gender. Return to Table of Contents Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (PL 101-336), broadened the definition of those who are considered to have disabilities.It also broadened the types of agencies and employers covered by Section 508 requirements and mandates additional protections, such as accessible public transportation systems, communication systems, and access to public buildings.These requirements are opening many avenues of employment for people with disabilities who were heretofore excluded from office work because of inaccessible equipment.