Tag Archives: Meal and Rest Breaks

Federal Appeals Court: Employee Provided Time and (Private) Place to Express Milk Has No Claim Under the FLSA’s Nursing Mothers Provision

In 2010, the FLSA was amended to require covered employers to provide a time and place for nursing mothers who are non-exempt employees to express breast milk. In the first appellate decision interpreting the provision (29 U.S.C. § 207(r)(1)), the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that an employee who was afforded both … Continue Reading

USDOL Issues Guidance On Employers’ Obligation to Provide Breaks to Nursing Mothers

As previously reported here, the recent Health Care Reform legislation includes a provision, which became effective immediately upon passage of the Act, requiring employers to provide breaks for employees to express milk for nursing children.  The USDOL issued a fact sheet this week explaining its view of an employer’s obligations under this enactment.  The highlights … Continue Reading

Time to Eat? Health Care Employers Should Make Sure There Is

Over the past year or so, employers in the health care industry, particularly in the Northeast, have been – and continue to be – targeted in a number of lawsuits alleging improper payment of hours worked by their hourly employees. Specifically, these lawsuits allege that certain health care facilities automatically deducted time for meal breaks, … Continue Reading
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