North Dade Justice Center has a mamava lactation pod available to breastfeeding and pumping mothers, who need to express milk for their infants.
Mamava lactation suites, or pods, are freestanding spaces that provide a clean, comfortable and private option to breastfeed or pump. The Mamava Solo model to be installed at the North Dade Justice Center is designed specifically for women at work. All Mamava pods are accessed through the free Mamava app, which guides mom to a pod’s location, opens the pod with the touch of a button, and allows mom to customize lighting and airflow. Using the app, moms can also leave digital notes of encouragement for other moms and listen to soothing sounds.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:
1:(r)An employer shall provide—
(A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
(B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
2: An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
3: An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.