Benefits & Executive Comp

Employers Reap Rewards From Supporting Nursing Mothers

June 20, 2018, 5:20 PM

Employers are developing innovative programs to comply with federal and state statutes requiring accommodations for nursing mothers who need time and private spaces to express breast milk.

At a minimum, most employers are providing flexible break times for nursing mothers and adapting their work environments so mothers have private and sanitary spaces for expressing breast milk, as required under federal and state laws.

But a growing number of employers, including tech giants Microsoft Corp. and Netflix Inc., have aimed their policies beyond mere compliance. They and other proactive employers have hired consultants to support new mothers reintegrating to the workplace...

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