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Workplace Support Constellation

Steward: U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (Cheryl Lebedevitch)

Constellation Priority Strategies:

  1. Increase understanding of employer responsibilities and employee rights under federal and state law through an education campaign emphasizing existing implementation resources
  2. Identify gaps in the current laws and work to expand protections for all employees

Constellation Participants:


1,000 Days
A Better Balance
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Public Health Association
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Association of State Public Health Nutritionists
Center for WorkLife Law
Every Mother, Inc.
Healthy Children Project
International Childbirth Education Association
La Leche League USA
Mom2Mom Global
National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color
National Partnership for Women & Families
National WIC Association
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere
United States Lactation Consultant Association


American Civil Liberties Union
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS, Office on Women’s Health

2017-07-12 Workplace Breastfeeding Law Webinar
Topic: Workplace Support Constellation - Public Library
Owner: USBC Headquarters
Date: 2017-07-12

Everything You Need to Know About Workplace Breastfeeding Law

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Hear from an expert panel about the laws protecting breastfeeding employees and the tools that can help support them! This webinar training will bring information and implementation resources related to workplace breastfeeding law to life so that you have the tools you need to respond to questions from employers and employees.

Speakers will include:

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects breastfeeding employees
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division on the FLSA "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" provision
  • U.S. Breastfeeding Committee on the state laws that impact breastfeeding employees
  • Center for WorkLife Law on how to bring all of this together to support breastfeeding employees and their employers

The USBC is currently rolling out comprehensive State Guides to the Rights of Breastfeeding Employees after completing an inventory and analysis of state and federal workplace breastfeeding laws in collaboration with federal and state enforcing agencies, the Center for WorkLife Law and other legal experts, and state/territorial breastfeeding coalitions. In addition to these guides, the USBC-affiliated Workplace Support Constellation will soon develop a collaborative education campaign to increase understanding of employer responsibilities and employee rights under federal and state law.

The education campaign will likely prompt an influx of attention to workplace breastfeeding support, so this webinar training is designed to equip breastfeeding coalitions, health departments, nonprofit organizations, and others with everything they need to accurately and efficiently respond to questions and support requests.

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