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Legislative Update: Pregnancy Discrimination Protections Under State Law Changing?

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Legislative Developments

On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Connecticut House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a measure that would greatly expand the already broad anti-discrimination provision that exist under Connecticut law.  The bill, House Bill 6668, would make several substantive changes to the protections including defining what is a “reasonable accommodation” instead of leaving that determination open. I’ve previously… Continue Reading

A Decade Later, Breastfeeding in the Workplace Laws See Healthy Adoption

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations

Over ten years ago, Connecticut became one of the first states to mandate that employers “make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where the employee can express her milk in private.” I’ve discussed that law in depth in a prior… Continue Reading

DOL Releases Fact Sheet on Break Times for Nursing Mothers Under FLSA

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Connecticut employers have long since had to deal with Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-40w which has stated that every employee who wishes to express breast milk or breastfeed at work can do so during a meal or rest period. Employers are obligated to find a suitable room or other location (other than a toilet stall) where the… Continue Reading

New Health Care Bill Adds Federal Rights Regarding Lactation / Breast Pumping in Workplace; Conn. Law Unchanged

Posted in Laws and Regulations, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

UPDATED Credit Molly DiBianca at Delaware Employment Law Blog and Fitzpatrick on Employment Law for highlighting a little-known provision that was passed in the health care law.  As summarized by Molly: Section 4207, titled, Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Because it is born to the FLSA, its… Continue Reading

Bring Your Baby to Work Day…Everyday?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

In the workplace, there good ideas, bad ideas, and ideas that make you scratch your head.  Reading a recent article in Time about bringing babies into work, I was hard-pressed to place it other than in the third category.  The article cites a new "institute" called the Parenting in the Workplace Institute as saying that… Continue Reading

Lactation in the Workplace – What Happens in Connecticut?

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance

Over the last few days, the mainstream press and blogosphere have been abuzz over the  Harvard Medical School student and new mother who asked for extra time during her licensing exam to express her breast milk.  Ultimately, a Massachusetts court denied Sophie Currier’s request of the National Board of Medical Examiners for the time.  The… Continue Reading