Every employer has to provide a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate an employee desiring to express breast milk for the employee’s infant child.
The break time should, if possible, run at the same time with any break time already provided to the employee. Break time for an employee that does not run at the same time with the rest time allowed for the employee by relevant law as need not be paid.
The employer has to make reasonable efforts to provide the employee with the use of a room or other location, close to the employee’s work area, for the employee to express milk in private.
The room or location may include the place where the employee normally works. Also, an employer does not have to provide an employee break time for purposes of lactating if it would seriously disrupt the operations of the employer. Labor Code Section 1030.
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