The PUMP Act
Parents returning to work after a baby now have more protections to continue providing critical breast milk nutrition to their infants. The new Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act was enacted in December 2022 and expands the Break Time for Nursing Mothers law, adding breastfeeding protections for an additional 9 million working women of childbearing age in the United States. The law closes a coverage gap for exempt workers and mandates that employers of all sizes must provide nursing workers with private, non-bathroom spaces and break times to express breast milk.
For the past 4+ years, we’ve already been helping companies comply with and exceed the standards set forth in this new federal law. With dedicated offerings and a team of experts in this space, we’ve learned that lactation compliance is not only achievable and affordable but serves as a powerful retention tool by creating a family-friendly culture.
Check out our PUMP Act primer to learn what the new law might mean for your organization.
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Lactation Accommodation Policy - Updated for PUMP Act
We’ve updated our lactation accommodation policy recommendations to reflect the new requirements from the PUMP Act. A written policy is the first step in clarifying expectations across your organization, demonstrating legal compliance and promoting your commitment to new parents.
PWFA: How Additional Protections Overlap with the PUMP Act
On the heels of the PUMP Act, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is now in effect for pregnant, postpartum and pumping workers. Together, these laws protect mother and child well-being, and pave the way for more choices and flexibility for young families. Learn more about how these overlapping protections affect your lactation policies.
More guidance to ensure your lactation program goes beyond baseline compliance and instead serves as a company asset for retention and employee satisfaction.
FAQs on the PUMP Act – We take a deeper dive on how to interpret the new law and address the most commonly asked questions from employers.
Laying the Groundwork for Compliant Lactation Spaces - Not sure where to start? Check out our first in a two-part Kin series that provides a comprehensive guide for employers.
Creating Welcoming, Compliant Lactation Spaces - Part two offers practical tips on how to resourcefully turn your lactation space into a company asset.
Ask the Experts: Employer Q&A on the PUMP Act Webinar - From benefit set up and space design to legal insights, our panel of experts answer a wide range of questions from employers.
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