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Nevada: Employers Generally Must Provide Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Posted on June 15 2017 02:10 PM

Law Effective July 1, 2017

Under a new law in Nevada, employers generally must provide break time for employees to express breast milk. Highlights of the law are presented below.

Employer Requirements
Each employer generally must provide an employee who is the mother of a child under 1 year of age with:

  • Reasonable break time (with or without compensation) for the employee to express breast milk as needed; and
  • A place (other than a bathroom) that is reasonably free from dirt or pollution, which is protected from the view of others and free from intrusion by others where the employee may express breast milk.

If an employer determines that complying with the provisions above will cause an undue hardship (considering the size, financial resources, nature, and structure of the employer's business), the employer may meet with the employee to agree upon a reasonable alternative. If the parties are not able to reach an agreement, the employer may require the employee to accept a reasonable alternative selected by the employer.

Small Employers
An employer who employs fewer than 50 employees is not subject to the requirements of the law if such requirements would impose an undue hardship on the employer, considering the employer's size, financial resources, nature, and business structure.

Additional information, including details on retaliation and contractors, is contained in the text of the law. The law is effective July 1, 2017.

To review other laws specific to Nevada, visit the State Laws section, click on Nevada, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.