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Updates to CT’s Workplace Lactation Room Requirements

Published:  October 18, 2021

CT’s new employment law, Public Act 21-27, has added several new requirements to the rule that an employer must provide a lactation room for a mother to express her milk. Previously, this law only required that an employer must provide private workplace lactation room that is to the work area and not a toilet stall.


Effective October 1, 2021, employers are required to ensure the lactation room is intrusion free and shielded from the public. This room must provide access to an electrical outlet and a fridge or device with the ability to store the breast milk.


This law also added parameters to the efforts an employer is required to make to comply with these new requirements.


If you have any questions about the impact of CT’s new lactation room policies including the added parameters of an employer’s required efforts, or other employment issues generally, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at The Royal Law Firm at 413-586-2288.