The Portland Sea Dogs now have a private space for nursing mothers to go during games if they wish. This lactation room is a shed with a lock where moms can go and privately breastfeed.
It has a couch, rug, and curtains, a changing table and an AC unit. The shed has two electrical outlets for those who need to pump. "The space is in a shaded area and has heat for colder months and AC for the summer," said a rep for the stadium.
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.