As part of our family-friendly policies and benefits, [Company Name] supports breastfeeding mothers by accommodating the mother who wishes to express breast milk during her workday when separated from her newborn child. The provisions of this Lactation Policy meet the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to breaks for nursing mothers. [Note: Check your state laws for additional requirements]
For up to one year after the child’s birth, any employee who is breastfeeding her child will be provided reasonable break times to express breast milk for her newborn. [Company Name] has designated the room located [insert location] for this purpose. A small refrigerator reserved for the specific storage of breast milk is available. Any breast milk stored in the refrigerator must be labeled with the name of the employee and the date of expressing the breast milk. Any non-conforming products stored in the refrigerator may be disposed of. Employees storing milk in the refrigerator assume all responsibility for the safety of the milk and the risk of harm for any reason, including improper storage, refrigeration and tampering. Nursing mothers wishing to use this room must request/reserve the room by contacting [insert name and phone number]. Additional rules for use of the room and refrigerator storage are posted in the room. Employees who work off-site or in other locations will be accommodated with a private area as necessary.
Breaks of more than 20 minutes in length will be unpaid, and the employee should indicate this break period on her time record.[Note: State laws on breaks for nursing mothers vary. To find out if there are any state provisions that should be considered when creating a policy for your company, see: http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=14389]