Allied Modular’s solution for this new law.
Allied Modular’s privacy pod company ‘Zonez’ has created a Mother’s Room suite that can be assembled in three hours, requires only an electrical source.
At Allied Modular, we believe new mothers should return to work happy, healthy, and fully supported. The Mother’s Room is a serene suite that allows working moms to breast pump in peace. Each Mother’s Room includes a comfort shelf, full length mirror, magnetic whiteboard, comfort enhancing airflow, wall mounted reading light, USB charging outlets and power outlets.
Covered employees must be provided with “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.” Under the FLSA, a bathroom, even if private, is not a permissible location for the employer to provide for pumping breast milk.
The location provided must be functional as a space for expressing breast milk. If the space is not dedicated to the nursing employee’s use, it must be available when needed by the employee in order to meet the statutory requirement. A space temporarily created or converted into a space for expressing breast milk or made available when needed by the nursing employee is sufficient provided that the space is shielded from view and free from any intrusion from co-workers and the public.
Workers who telework must also be free from observation by any employer-provided or required video system, including computer camera, security camera, or web conferencing platform.