Lactation Room Policies and Request Forms

The New York City Human Rights Commission has published model lactation room policies and request form tied to the city’s new lactation room accommodation laws.

Effective March 2019, NYC employers with four or more employees are required to “provide specific lactation accommodations for their employees and implement and distribute a written policy stating that employees have a right to request a lactation accommodation”.

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. explains:

“An employer’s lactation room must be a sanitary place (other than a restroom) that can be used to express breast milk shielded from view and free from intrusion, and that includes at minimum:

  • an electrical outlet;
  • a chair
  • a surface on which to place a breast pump and other personal items; and
  • nearby access to running water.
  • For more information regarding this new leave law and qualifying employer details, please click here.

    The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on June 10, 2019 written by Timothy Klimpl of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

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