Frequently Asked Questions
How often does a woman need to pump?▼
Mothers usually need about 20 to 30 minutes every two to three hours, depending on the age of her child. The United States Surgeon General and other major health groups say all moms should breast feed their babies from birth to 6 months of age, without using infant formula, water, or other foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), along with the Surgeon General, says moms should breast feed for at least 12 months, if possible, while introducing other foods.
How many times per day can a member use the facility?▼
As much as needed.
Are all employers required to comply with Section 7(r) of the FLSA?▼
Any company with 50 or more employees is required to comply. Number of employees is determined by counting employees at all work sites, regardless of location or part-time status. An employer that employs fewer than 50 employees may not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if they can prove that such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business. There are some additional exemptions, and some states have more rigorous requirements; to find out if your company is required to comply, click here.
Who Enforces Section 7(r) of the FLSA?▼
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces the FLSA. http://www.wagehour.dol.gov, 1-866-487-9243 (1-866-4US-WAGE)
Does each company need their own W&M Suite?▼
No, that’s the beauty of Work & Mother. Each company can satisfy their FLSA requirements via the Work & Mother Suite in their building. To inquire about locations, contact us.