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Employer Responsibilities, ACA & Accommodating Workplace Pumping

One of the lesser known employer responsibilities under the ACA was to require employers to accommodate lactating employees with both break time for expressing milk and a private place to do so. This requirement was codified in the Fair Labor Standards Act (”FLSA”), the law that requires the payment of minimum wage and overtime, at 29 U.S.C. § 207(r).  Further, there are some states that have enacted similar protections or have extended rights to lactating employees that exceed these federal protections.

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How Solid is Your Employee Handbook?: Employee Sets Record for Longest Absence

 How important is a good attendance policy? Consider the case of a 69-year-old Spanish civil servant who gained international notoriety.  It seems that this particular water utility employee held what we hope was an unmatched record: the employee grabbed the slacker brass ring and was absent from work for a total of six years, while still collecting a check.    Add in the fact that no one noticed he wasn’t reporting to work and it’s easy to see how this employee made international headlines.

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