On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill into law. The bill includes the PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act, which extends to more employees who are nursing mothers the rights to receive break time to pump and a private place to pump at work and makes other adjustments to some of the information provided below. More details about the changes in the law are forthcoming.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk (Section 7 of the FLSA). Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.

The Wage and Hour Fact Sheet #73 “Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA” and the Frequently Asked Questions posted below provide basic information about the law.

General Guidance

Applicable Laws

Additional Resources