Policy drives practice. Employers with a clear lactation accommodation policy:
- Communicate support for their employees
- Create clear guidance for supervisors and employees
- Comply with the laws
BreastfeedLA recommends the following template policy, complete with references to all laws:
The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) also endorses this policy.
Here are some examples of model employee policy:
University of California, Office of the President – systemwide lactation accommodation policy affecting all of the UCs!
Outside the USA
Phillipines Comprehensive State Law PRESS RELEASE “It has been 3 years since RA 10028 was passed, and 2 years since its Implementing Rules and Regulations were approved. The law and the IRR mandate the establishment of lactation stations in all public places and work places. I still receive complaints from pregnant and breastfeeding mothers that their offices are non-compliant. Although, I am happy to see breastfeeding/lactation station in public places like malls and some airports, there are still many places that have not complied.”