Lactation Accommodations

Local Law 185 and Local Law 186 (both passed in 2018) require that employers provide employees with lactation accommodations, including a lactation room where employees can pump/express breast milk, and reasonable time to pump/express breast milk.

Employers are also required to have a written lactation policy that meets certain requirements under the law and must provide it to all new employees. The NYC Commission on Human Rights has developed several model lactation accommodation policies and a request form.

Model Lactation Accommodation Policies

The NYC Commission on Human Rights created the following model policies:

Employers may use the version of the model policy that is most applicable to their workplace.


Model Lactation Accommodation Request Form

Lactation Accommodations:  What NYC Employers Need to Know

Pregnancy Discrimination Legal Enforcement Guidance

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