Employees; break time and location to express breast milk. (HB1916)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; break to express breast milk. Requires employers, including the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions, to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for the employee's nursing child for one year after the child's birth. An employer is also required to make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where such an employee can express breast milk in privacy. An employer shall not be held to have violated these requirements if it has made reasonable efforts to comply with them. The measure applies to employees who are exempt under § 7 of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers to provide such benefits for nonexempt employees. Read the Bill »


01/10/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


01/04/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100046D
01/04/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1

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