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Lactation Accommodations for Parents


California Lactation Accommodation Laws for Worksite and Schools

California Labor Code Section 1030-1033 

Department of Industrial Relations: Rest Periods/Lactation Accommodation 

Department of Industrial Relations: Lactation Accommodation 

To file a complaint when an employer violates labor code section 1030, follow the directions here: Bureau of Field Enforcement Claim .

To contact the Labor Commissioner's Office , check frequently asked questions before contacting the office closest to your workplace by phone or in person.

Worksite Lactation Accommodation: California vs. Federal Lactation Law (PDF) 

California Work & Family Law : Tools and resources to learn about your federal and state work-family laws and about how to access your rights when you need them. 

Guide to the Rights of Breastfeeding Employees in California  

Lactation Accommodations in California Schools  A factsheet from the ACLU about parenting students' rights to lactation accommodation in California schools.

Federal Worksite Lactation Accommodation Law

From the U.S. Department of Labor:

Guide to the "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" Law 

Where should you go for help?: A list of organizations to contact according to the type of support needed.

Legal Aid at Work:

Other Helpful Websites

California Breastfeeding Coalition: Workplace Lactation Accommodation 

Making It Work Toolkit (PDF) : Helpful tips for breastfeeding when you go back to work.  

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Breast Pump General Information 

Work and Pump : Mother-to-mother advice for moms working outside the home and breastfeeding. Message boards, news updates, and info for employers.

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