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
Webinar: The Kitchen Sink — All The “Other” Connecticut Employment Laws
Anti-discrimination laws. Wage & hour provisions. The FMLA.
All these laws end up getting more than their fair share of coverage.
But there are a litany of "other" laws out there in Connecticut that can impact an employer, perhaps even more than the laws listed above. The kitchen sink, if you will.
New Health Care Bill Adds Federal Rights Regarding Lactation / Breast Pumping in Workplace; Conn. Law Unchanged
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
The Basics: Workplace Conditions of Meal Periods, Breastfeeding, Electronic Monitoring, Lie Detector Tests
Continuing the summer series on the basics of some employment laws in Connecticut, we turn this week to laws regarding working conditions.
Indeed, while the anti-discrimination laws and FMLA laws get all the press, there are a whole host of other laws that regulate the workplace conditions. These are no less important and ignoring this…
Bring Your Baby to Work Day…Everyday?
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…
Lactation in the Workplace – What Happens in Connecticut?
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.