Breastfeeding Room Description Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, New York has a nursing area set aside for shopping or visiting moms who need a private place to breastfeed their infants or breast pump milk.
The room is located in the family restroom. We were hoping to see a more dedicated fully equipped nursing lounge for moms but for now this is what they offer.
The room has a comfortable chair to sit, a baby changing table, and an outlet to plug in your own electric brest pump.
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.