FLSA Amended to Require Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Among the provisions of the sweeping federal health care legislation enacted earlier this year, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide a new break-time requirement for nursing mothers who are non-exempt employees. A new fact sheet recently issued by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division supplies employers with information regarding the requirements of the new law.