Break Time for Nursing Mothers

In compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and to ease the transition of mothers returning to work following the birth of a child, ASC will provide break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk during the workday. The employee will be allowed a reasonable break time whenever she has the need to express milk throughout the day.

The college will provide a private, functional place (other than a restroom) for nursing employees to express breast milk. Eligible employees may contact the Office of Human Resources for a key to this space.

Non-exempt employees will not be paid during breaks to express milk since they are completely relieved from duty during breaks. Employees may use normal break and lunch periods to accommodate their nursing needs. However, if the breaks needed to express milk exceed standard daily break time, then the employee must use personal time (either in the form of an unpaid break or by using accrued sick, vacation or personal time).

All employees who have nursing needs are encouraged to speak with their supervisors about such needs.

Any questions or concerns about this policy may be directed to the Office of Human Resources.

Policy No.  386  Issued  3/1/2012