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    Nursing Mothers Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act

    Date: January 20, 2022, 8:00am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    Online: You will receive a link to the event in your confirmation email upon registration.
    $10 for Students; $20 for Members; $40 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    2022 Chapter Meetings
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    Nursing Mothers Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act


    Stephen Yim, WHD


    Department of Labor


    Effective March 23, 2010, federal law requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk (Section 7 of the FLSA). Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk. This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of the requirements of Break Times for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA.  Attendees will also gain knowledge in understanding break time requirements, employer coverage, and employee eligibility. 

      Learning Objectives:

      Participants will be able to:

      • Attendees will learn about the requirements under the Nursing Mother’s Provisions of the FLSA. Key concepts will include employer coverage, employee eligibility, exceptions as well as break time requirements. 

      • Attendees will learn about complaint process should they need to submit a complaint if they feel their rights have been violated.

      This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.

      1.0 Credit approved through HRCI.


      About the Speakers:

      Stephen Yim, WHD

      Department of Labor

      Stephen Yim has worked for the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) at the US Department of Labor since 2012.  He began his career with the agency as a Presidential Management Fellow where he served as a Policy Analyst in Washington, DC for two years. Following his time in the DC headquarters office, Stephen transferred back to Seattle and was an investigator for several years.   Currently he is a Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist.  In this role, he is responsible for cultivating partnerships with stakeholders and provide compliance assistance training opportunities for employees and employers.  Stephen obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and his Masters of Public Administration from Seattle University.