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Office of Human Resources

Lactation Room Access



Pursuant New York State Labor Law, Baruch College has now made available a comfortable and private lactation room for use by faculty and staff members. Conveniently located near restrooms and vending machines, the lactation room is located in room #112 on the first floor of the Information and Technology Building.

As Section 206-c of the New York State Labor Law states:
“An employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time or permit an employee to use paid break time or meal time each day to allow an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to three years following child birth. The employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the work area, where an employee can express milk in privacy. No employer shall discriminate in any way against an employee who chooses to express breast milk in the workplace.”

(NOTE: For a full explanation of Guidelines Regarding the Rights of Nursing Mothers to Express Breast Milk in the Work Place, please visit: https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/pdfs/guidelinesexpressionofbreastmilkfinal.pdf.)

Lactation Room Access and Policy
Members of the faculty and staff are granted access to the lactation room, immediately upon return from Family Medical Leave and/or Paid Parental Leave Form. Access is via swipe access as authorized by the office of Human Resources.

Once a faculty or staff member has been granted access to the lactation room, it is understood that all individuals who utilize the facility will clean up accordingly after use and notify facilities of any large spills. It is also understood that all individuals who utilize the facility should not leave any personal items or equipment in the lactation room unattended or overnight.

Questions
If you have any questions or concerns about the lactation room and its relevant policies, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6590 or the Office of the Executive Legal Counsel/Labor Designee at 646-312-4545.