2017 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 5 - Working Conditions Generally
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 11-5-116. Break time for expressing breast milk

Universal Citation: AR Code § 11-5-116 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) An employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her child in order to maintain milk supply and comfort.
    • (2) To the extent possible, the break time required under subdivision (a)(1) of this section shall run concurrently with any paid or unpaid break time already provided to the employee.
  • (b)
    • (1) An employer shall make a reasonable effort to provide a private, secure, and sanitary room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where an employee can express her breast milk.
    • (2) The room or location provided under subdivision (b)(1) of this section may include the employee's normal work space if the employee's normal work space meets the requirements of this section.
  • (c) This section does not require an employer to provide break time if to do so would create an undue hardship on the operations of the employer.
  • (d) The employee shall make reasonable efforts to minimize disruption to the employer's operations.
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