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Ohio Employer Breastfeeding Laws

California Business and Professions Code Sections 4052.02 and 4052.03 (2019) require a pharmacist to counsel the patient on the use of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, including education about her safety during breastfeeding. Visit the American Breastfeeding Committee for a full list of state coalitions for breastfeeding Unfortunately, Ohio does not have state legislation to protect and assist breastfeeding employees in the workplace. But Ohio mothers are still protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if they are non-exempt (hourly) employees. Under this federal mandate, nursing employees are entitled to a reasonable break and a private room (other than a bathroom) to express milk at work one year after the birth of their child. If you believe your employer is violating your right to pump in the workplace, our attorneys at Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. evaluate your case and the best approach to deal with the situation. We`ll also help you with the next steps, from filing a complaint with the DOL to filing a discrimination complaint. We protect your rights and health to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Call us today at 513-665-9500 to learn more. In partnership with the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance, the Ohio Department of Health created the Ohio Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Award program to recognize Ohio companies that provide lactation support to their employees. This includes establishing a breastfeeding policy, providing breaks for employees to express milk in the workplace, and a private, accessible and comfortable space that is not a bathroom for caregivers. Any Ohio company is eligible to apply for designation. If you have any questions about the awards program, please contact Meredith.Smith@odh.ohio.gov. According to article 210.5 (2000) of the Code of Civil Procedure, the court must accept a standard summons from the jury, which must contain a specific reference to the rules applicable to nursing mothers. Beginning in 1814, the Act created and instructed the Judicial Council to issue a judicial decision allowing the mother of a breastfed child to postpone jury duty for up to one year, and that after one year jury service could be postponed at the mother`s written request. Article 383.311 (2013) stipulates that clients of birth hospitals must be prepared for delivery and delivery through nutrition education, including the promotion of breastfeeding. NY SB 1296 (2021) requires the New York State Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a review of the impact of racial and ethnic disparities on breastfeeding rates and prepare a report and submit it to the Governor and Legislature. S.C. Code Ann.

§ 41-1-130 (2020) enacts the Lactation Support Act; provides that employers must provide workers with adequate unpaid breaks on a daily basis or allow workers to use paid breaks or meals to express breast milk; provides that employers make reasonable efforts to provide certain places where workers may express breast milk; stipulates that employers cannot discriminate against employees if they choose to express breast milk in the workplace. Mount. Code Ann. § 39-2-215 ff. BGB. (2007) states that employers must not discriminate against breastfeeding mothers and must encourage and take into account breastfeeding. Requires employers to provide a mother with unpaid daily breaks to express her infant`s breast milk when breaks are currently permitted, as well as facilities to store expressed milk. Employers are also required to make reasonable efforts to provide a private place other than a washroom near the workplace for this activity. The federal Breastfeeding Mothers Rest Time Act requires employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to provide basic precautions to breastfeeding mothers at work. Employers are required to provide a reasonable break to allow a worker to express the breast milk of her breastfed child for one year after the birth of the child, each time the worker has to express milk.

Employers are also required to provide a place other than a bathroom that is protected from sight and free from employee and public intruders who can be used by an employee to express breast milk. Royal Decree H 1470 (2021) prohibits, with some exceptions, a minor or inmate who has been housed or detained in a solitary confinement facility if the juvenile or inmate is pregnant, gives birth to a child before or within 30 days of incarceration, is breastfeeding or suffers from postpartum depression. Callus. The Education Code § 66271.9 (2018) requires community colleges and state universities and encourages satellite campuses to make reasonable arrangements for a breastfeeding student to express breast milk, breastfeed an infant, or meet other breastfeeding-related needs. Requires educational institutions to provide a sink in new construction, replacements, extensions or renovations, in addition to a private, secure room for nursing students. Section 165.032 (1995) of the Texas Health Code provides for a demonstration project on breastfeeding in the workplace and requires the Department of Health to develop recommendations to support breastfeeding in the workplace. The California Health and Safety Code § 123360 (2007) requires the Department of Health and Health to include support for mothers who breastfeed their infants in its public service campaign. and require the Department to develop a standard eight-hour training course, promote exclusive breastfeeding and designate appropriate hospital staff. Article 50-19-501 (1999) of the Ann. Code stipulates that breastfeeding a child in any place, public or private, where the mother is otherwise entitled to it, is legal and cannot be considered harassment, indecent exposure, sexual behaviour or obscenity.

Gen. Section 31-40w (2001) requires employers to allow an employee who must express breast milk for his or her infant a reasonable period of time each day and to provide accommodations in which an employee may express milk in private. TC HB 5158 (2021) specifies certain parameters for a room or other place in the workplace where employees may breastfeed. D.C. Code Ann. Section 2-1402.11 (1977) provides that it is unlawful discriminatory to fail to treat a worker affected by pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy or delivery health, breastfeeding or a decision on reproductive health for all purposes related to employment. AR H 1848 (2021) creates the Arkansas Healthy Active Schools Act, which promotes a number of nutrition and exercise initiatives, so students` nutrition education should include age-appropriate information about breastfeeding. S.D.

Codified Laws Ann. § 16-13-10.4 (2012) provides an exemption from jury duty for a mother breastfeeding a baby under one year of age. Within ten days of receiving the jury summons, written notice of the request for exemption must be submitted to the court office. Md. Health-General Code Ann. Article 18-108 (1986) defines a participant in the Special Supplementary Feeding Programme for Women, Infants and Children as including women who are breastfeeding up to 1 year after birth and who are breastfeeding their infants.

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