An employer is required to provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to breastfeed or express breast milk for her infant child to maintain milk supply and comfort. The requirement does not apply if it would create an undue hardship on the operations of the employer. The break time is to run concurrently, if possible, with any break time already provided to the employee. An employer must also make a reasonable effort to provide a private, secure, and sanitary room or other location near the work area, other than a toilet stall, for such breaks (RI Gen. Laws Sec. 23-13.2-1).
Last reviewed on May 11, 2016.