5.2.15 Nursing MothersThe archdiocese will provide a reasonable amount of
break time to accommodate an employee who wants to express breast milk for her
infant child. The break time shall, if possible, run concurrently with any
break time already provided to the employee. Break time for a non-exempt
employee that does not run concurrently with that employee’s authorized rest
time will be unpaid. Locations shall provide a nursing employee with the use of a room -- other than a bathroom -- or other space for her to express milk in private. The room must:
Be in close proximity to the employee’s work area, shielded from view, and free from intrusion while she is expressing milk
Be safe, clean, and free of hazardous materials
Contain a surface to place a breast pump and personal items
Have a place to sit
Have access to electricity or alternative devices, including, but not limited to, extension cords or charging stations, needed to operate an electric or battery-powered breast pump.
Locations shall provide access to a sink with running water and a refrigerator suitable for storing milk in close proximity to the employee’s workspace. If a refrigerator cannot be provided, locations may provide another cooling device suitable for storing milk, such as an employer-provided cooler. Where a multipurpose room is used for lactation, among other uses, the use of the room for lactation shall take precedence over the other uses, but only for the time it is in use for lactation purposes.