Request for Lactation Accommodation is a legal document that was released by the Department of Human Resources - City and County of San Francisco, California - a government authority operating within California. The form may be used strictly within City and County of San Francisco.
Q: What is lactation accommodation?
A: Lactation accommodation refers to providing a private space and reasonable break time for nursing employees to express breast milk at the workplace.
Q: What are the requirements for lactation accommodation in San Francisco, California?
A: Employers in San Francisco must provide a private lactation space that is not a bathroom and offer a reasonable amount of break time for employees to express breast milk.
Q: Who is eligible for lactation accommodation in San Francisco?
A: Any employee working in San Francisco who needs to express breast milk is eligible for lactation accommodation, including full-time, part-time, and temporary workers.
Q: Does an employer have to pay for lactation breaks?
A: No, employers are not required to pay employees for the time spent on lactation breaks. However, if the employee uses break time that is already provided, it must be paid.
Q: Can an employer deny lactation breaks?
A: Employers are required to provide reasonable lactation breaks and cannot deny employees this right. However, if providing breaks creates an undue hardship for the employer, an exemption may be considered.
Q: What should an employee do if their employer does not provide lactation accommodation?
A: Employees can file a complaint with the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) or seek legal counsel to address any violation of lactation accommodation rights.
Q: Are there any penalties for non-compliance with lactation accommodation requirements?
A: Yes, employers who fail to provide lactation accommodation may be subject to civil penalties and may be required to pay restitution to the affected employee(s).
Q: Is lactation accommodation required by federal law?
A: Lactation accommodation is also protected under federal law through the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, local laws, like those in San Francisco, may provide additional protections.
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