The Colorado Legislature passed several laws during the most recent legislative session that will directly affect Colorado employers, and more changes may be on the way. HR professionals need to update workplace policies and procedures to comply with these new worker rights and employer obligations.
Accommodations for nursing mothers
The Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act took effect Aug. 5, 2008.
The law covers public and private employers in Colorado. It requires them to provide reasonable, unpaid break time (or permit using paid break time, meal time or both) each day to allow an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to two years after the child’s birth.
Employers must make “reasonable efforts” to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area where an employee can privately express breast milk. The location must be someplace other than a toilet stall. ...(register to read more)