Legal Alert: Colorado Employers Must Provide Accommodations for Working, Nursing Mothers

On Tuesday, August 5, 2008, a new Colorado law requiring employers to provide certain accommodations for nursing mothers takes effect. Under this law, employers - defined as "any person engaged in business who has one or more employees" - must allow nursing mothers reasonable break time in which to express breast milk, and must make reasonable efforts to provide a suitable private space in which to do so. The law also prohibits discrimination against nursing mothers.

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