Cantrell Zwetsch attorneys are committed to workplace equality for mothers and have represented women who want to breastfeed or express milk during the workday.
As of March 23, 2010, federal law requires many employers to provide a place and time for most employees to express milk for up to one year after giving birth. The area provided cannot be a bathroom and must be free from intrusion. Small employers do not need to provide space if they have fewer than 50 employees and providing such a space would cause the employer undue hardship. Employers must provide breaks for expressing milk. These breaks do not have to be paid, but if the employer normally allows paid breaks, an employee who uses those breaks to express milk must be paid for them as well. Lawyers at Cantrell Zwetsch can help employees enforce the rights these laws confer on them.