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New Law for 2019 - CA Law for New Mothers Who Need a Lactation Accommodation Is Expanded

Beginning 2019, CA law SB 1976 (Lactation Accommodation) makes changes to existing California lactation accommodation law to further protect new mothers. The existing law requires employers to make reasonable efforts to provide a location other than a toilet stall to be used for lactation. The new law specifies that the location should be something other than a bathroom and further specifies that it generally should be a permanent location but that it can be a temporary location if the employer is unable to provide a permanent location, if the temporary location is private and free from intrusion while being used for lactation purposes, and the temporary location is not used for other purposes while being used for lactation.

For more information on this topic or any employment question, please contact Christopher Taylor of Taylor Labor Law, P.C. at (626) 219-6008 or You may also wish to visit

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