Health care reform impacts employers in many significant ways. While the effects of reform on insurance coverage and other requirements have been widely publicized, much less well-understood are various amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). One such amendment requires employers to provide nursing mothers break time to express milk and, perhaps more significantly for employers, a private and secure place, other than a bathroom, in which to do so. For more on these requirements, which are effective immediately, see Mintz Levin Advisory on Nursing Mothers Break Time and Private and Secure Place to Express Milk .
David Barmak is Chair of Mintz Levin’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Section and the editor of this blog. He has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advisor on a broad range of employment law issues.