Provisions for Lactating Mothers
In the 2008 session, the Indiana Legislature enacted a statute supporting mothers who want to express breast milk while at work. The state law contains the provision that, to the extent reasonably possible, an employer is to provide a private location, other than a toilet stall, where an employee can express her breast milk.
In 2010, the U.S. Congress included a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC) that adds language to the Fair Labor Standards Act about breaks for expressing breast milk. The new language requires that space for such an activity be a place other than a bathroom. This revision makes that change in the personnel policy.