SB 142 proposes new building code requirements to accommodate lactating employees. Photo by Nicole Wolf on Unsplash.

Employers are likely aware of the new laws regarding lactation accommodation in the workplace, but SB 142 seeks to expand these regulations to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC).

Authored by Senator Scott Wiener, the bill would require the CBSC to develop and propose new building code requirements to include lactation rooms. The CBSC would be required to use the San Francisco “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance” as the starting point for framing new building standards.

Additionally, the bill would require employers to provide lactating mothers with access to a sink and refrigerator in close proximity to the employee’s workspace.

SB 142 passed in the Senate, and is pending in the Assembly Committee. Follow the bill’s progress at https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB142

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