Lactation in the Workplace

Proposed Rules:  On April 30, 2018, the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) released proposed PDF iconLactation in the Workplace Rules.  For information on the public comment process, please see the PDF iconNotice of Proposed Rulemaking.

OLSE will accept written public comment by email or U.S. mail on the Proposed Rules until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018. ​

Email: lactation@sfgov.org

U.S. Mail:
Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
c/o Greg Asay
City Hall Room 430
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

OLSE will also hold a public hearing to receive oral public comment on the Proposed Rules.

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules Implementing the Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM 
Location: City Hall Room 408, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102​


Training:  The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement held a webinar on the requirements of the Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance (LWO) on February 6, 2018.  View the recording of the LWO webinar.  You can also view the PDF iconLactation in the Workplace Presentation from the webinar. 

Overview

Employers must provide employees with lactation breaks and a lactation location, and must have a policy that explains how employees will make a request for lactation accommodation.

The Lactation in the Workplace 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.

If you have questions about the Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance or wish to report a violation of the law, call 415-554-6406 or email lactation@sfgov.org.
  • Note:  For the calendar year 2018, OLSE will only issue warnings and notices to correct when it has concluded that a violation has occurred.  Starting January 1, 2019, OLSE may issue determinations and impose administrative penalties.

Statutory Authority

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance on June 20, 2017.

Forms and Documents

Resources

Contact Us

  • Please email lactation@sfgov.org or call 554-6406 with any questions regarding your rights and responsibilities under the San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance.
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