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New Georgia Law Protects Breastfeeding Moms in the Workplace

Working mothers who return to the workplace following childbirth and wish to pump breast milk received enhanced legal protection on August 11, 2020 when Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed new legislation requiring employers to provide paid lactation breaks and private locations at the worksite for employees to express breast milk. The new law, known as “Charlotte’s Law” and codified at O.C.G.A. § 34-1-6, eliminates an employer’s discretion as to whether to allow or prohibit employees to take the time they need to pump breast milk at work.

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