Working mothers who return to the workplace after childbirth and wish to pump breast milk recently received enhanced legal protection when Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation requiring employers to provide paid lactation breaks and private locations at the worksite.
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The new law, known as “Charlotte’s Law,” went into effect on August 11, 2020, and eliminates an employer’s discretion about whether to allow or prohibit employees to take the time they need to pump breast milk at work.
How New State Law Works
Charlotte’s Law was inspired by a Georgia public school