Lactation in the Workplace

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance on July 20, 2017, and the legislation was signed by Mayor Lee on July 30, 2017. The Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance becomes operative on January 1, 2018. The law is the first of its kind in the country and establishes new standards to ensure employers accommodate lactation.

New: Model Lactation Acommodation Sample Policy. 

New: Model Lactation Accommodation Request Form.

For additional resources, please visit the San Francisco Department of Public Health's resources page here.

 

Overview
 
The Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance requires employers to provide employees breaks and a location for lactation and to have a policy regarding lactation in the workplace that specifies a process by which an employee will make a request for accommodation. The ordinance also defines minimum standards for lactation accommodation spaces, requires that tenant improvements in buildings designated for certain uses include lactation rooms, and outlines lactation accommodation best practices. Finally, the ordinance amends the Building Code to specify the technical specifications of lactation rooms for tenant improvements in buildings designated for certain uses.


Text of the Legislation

Legislative Digest

 

Contact us at lactation@sfgov.org or at 554-6406 with questions about this new requirement. 

 

Check back soon for more information about this new ordinance.