The newly passed workers’ rights bill, the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act, gives nearly all employees nationwide the right to receive reasonable break time and private (non-bathroom) space to pump milk for their nursing infants. It also adds a new right of action under the Fair Labor Standards Act for violations of these requirements. An employer’s failure to provide break time and space can lead to devastating economic and health consequences. In order to equip attorneys with the knowledge and resources they need to leverage the PUMP Act in securing adequate break time and space for their clients, WorkLife Law and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project are proud to offer a webinar training in partnership with the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).
This webinar is part of a larger series on historic new legal protections for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating workers. This second webinar in the series will:
- Introduce the basics of the PUMP Act and explore the most important takeaways from the Department of Labor’s new guidance on the law;
- Explore the health needs of breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and pumping workers;
- Present best practices for counseling lactating workers; and
- Explore the intersection of the PUMP Act with other laws like the newly-passed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act