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Federal Workplace Law

What if your state already has a law?

When both the federal and state governments address the same situation, the stronger law applies. This means that if your state has a workplace breastfeeding law that is stronger than the federal law, your state law will overrule the "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" law in the places where it is stronger. The federal law will be enforced in all states without a state law.

If your state is listed below, click to learn more about the laws that impact breastfeeding employees in your state. 

States

Alabama

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Alaska

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Arizona

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Arkansas

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California

(coming soon)

Colorado

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Connecticut

(coming soon)

Delaware

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Florida

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Georgia

(coming soon)

Hawaii

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Idaho

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Illinois

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Indiana

(coming soon)

Iowa

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Kansas

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Kentucky

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Louisiana

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Maine

(coming soon)

Maryland

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Massachusetts

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Michigan

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Minnesota

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Mississippi

(coming soon)

Missouri

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

New Hampshire

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

New Jersey

(coming soon)

New Mexico

(coming soon)

New York

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North Carolina

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

North Dakota

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Ohio

(coming soon)

Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Rhode Island

(coming soon)

South Carolina

(coming soon)

South Dakota

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Tennessee

(coming soon)

Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

(coming soon)

Washington

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

West Virginia

(coming soon)

Wisconsin (coming soon)

Wyoming

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Federal District

District of Columbia

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Territories

American Samoa

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Guam

(coming soon)

Northern Mariana Islands

No specific workplace breastfeeding law

Puerto Rico

(coming soon)

U.S. Virgin Islands

(coming soon)

Visit the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau online map of employment protections for women who are pregnant or nursing for a state-by-state listing of breastfeeding laws or contact your state breastfeeding coalition. For information on other state breastfeeding laws, see the directory from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Funding for the development of these materials was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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