Work & Family Policy Database
Place to Pump
State: Rhode Island
Subject: Nursing Mothers' Rights at Work
Statute/Code Cite: R.I. Gen. Laws Sec. 23-13.2-1
Summary: Employers of any size must provide all female workers a place other than a bathroom to express breast milk at work, for as long as the employee’s child is an infant. The law does not specify whether employers are also required to provide reasonable break time for this purpose.
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