Starting Sep. 1st, 2015, Texas public employers, including school districts, will be legally required to provide employees with time & a place to express breastmilk!
• Texas Health and Safety Code Title 2, Chapter 165 Breast-Feeding.
A mother is entitled to breastfeed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.
The federal law provides that employees who work for employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and are not exempt from section 7 – which sets forth the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements – are entitled to a reasonable amount of break time and a space to express milk as frequently as needed by the nursing mother, for up to one year following the birth of the employee’s child.
More information about the law is available here or by calling 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).