May 23, 2023
Last Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2023-2 (the “Bulletin”) to provide guidance on the enforcement of the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (“PUMP Act”). The PUMP Act was passed on December 29, 2022, by the US Congress. The new law seeks to expand rights for lactating and breastfeeding employees by requiring employers to provide all employees who are nursing with reasonable time and private space to express breast milk.