2019 Tennessee Code
Title 50 - Employer and Employee
Chapter 1 - Employment Relationship and Practices
Part 3 - Working Conditions Generally
§ 50-1-305. Breast milk expressing by employees -- Break time and place.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 50-1-305 (2019)
  • (a) As used in this section, “employer” means a person or entity that employs one (1) or more employees and includes the state and its political subdivisions.

  • (b) An employer shall provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for that employee's infant child. The break time shall, if possible, run concurrently with any break time already provided to the employee. An employer shall not be required to provide break time under this section if to do so would unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.

  • (c) The employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location in close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where the employee can express breast milk in privacy. The employer shall be held harmless if reasonable efforts have been made to comply with this subsection (c).

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