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US Department of Labor offers online webinars in August on workplace rights for expectant, new mothers to mark Breastfeeding Awareness month

WHO:            U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division            

                        U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

WHAT: The department will join the EEOC for a series of online webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August as the nation marks Breastfeeding Awareness month. The series begins with an initial review of federal maternal health laws on Thursday, Aug. 1

In the weeks following, webinars will focus specifically on resources and local laws in eight Southeast states by introducing stakeholders that provide expertise, support and assistance to parents and nursing mothers. These panelists vary by state and include representatives from state Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) offices, milk banks, support groups, lactation consultants and more. 

WHEN: Webinars will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to approximately 12 noon EDT, or 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CDT. The remaining webinars will feature state-specific sessions. The scheduled webinars will offer a panel discussion to review specific breastfeeding resources by state as follows: 





Aug. 6

North Carolina

Aug. 20


Aug. 8


Aug. 22


Aug. 13

South Carolina

Aug. 27


Aug. 15


Aug. 29


Quote: “Removing the obstacles that may prevent women from balancing their career demands and their children’s needs and having equal access to workforce success is fundamental to the U.S. Department of Labor’s mission,” said Wage and Hour Division Regional Administrator Juan Coria in Atlanta. “Our department, working with our partners, is committed to empowering the nation’s working women. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about how the law protects expectant and new mothers to join us for these thoughtful and educational discussions.”

Wage and Hour Division
July 8, 2024
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Media Contact: Erika Ruthman
Media Contact: Eric R. Lucero
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