Policy Number: 2120
Date: January 14th, 2016
Nursing Mothers Policy
Purpose & Philosophy
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law require a reasonable break time and place for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. This policy provides guidance for compliance with the law and prohibits discrimination and/or harassment of qualifying employees who exercise their right under this policy. This policy is adopted in conformance with the provisions of Nursing Mothers in the Workplace, Utah Code § 34-49-101 et seq.
A. Reasonable Breaks
With regard to a breastfeeding employee, American Leadership Academy shall provide, for at least one year after the birth of the employee’s child, reasonable breaks to accommodate the employee’s needs to breast feed or express milk. American Leadership Academy shall consult with the employee to determine the frequency and duration of the breaks. A break shall, to the extent possible, run concurrent with any other break period otherwise provided to the employee.
B. Private Location
American Leadership Academy shall provide for a breastfeeding employee a room or other location in close proximity to the breastfeeding employee's work area. The room or location may not be a bathroom or toilet stall. The room or location shall be maintained in a clean and
sanitary condition, provide privacy shielded from the view of, and intrusion from coworkers or the public, be available for the reasonable breaks as determined in consultation with the employee and have an electrical outlet.
American Leadership Academy is not required to provide a room or other location if compliance would create an undue hardship on the operations of American Leadership Academy by causing significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of American Leadership Academy's operations.
C. Refrigerator or Freezer
American Leadership Academy shall provide access to a clean and well-maintained refrigerator or freezer for the temporary storage of a breastfeeding employee's breast milk.