On August 5, 2020, Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed legislation (HB 1090) amending the state’s lactation accommodation requirements, as follows:
- Employers must provide a reasonable amount of break time to an employee who desires to express breast milk at the worksite during work hours.
- Any break time must be paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay. Salaried employees may not be required to use paid leave during any break time or subject to a salary reduction because they took a break to express breast milk during the workday.
- Employers are not required to provide paid break time to an employee when they are working away from any of the employer’s worksites.
- Employers must provide a private location, other than a restroom, where an employee can express breast milk in privacy at the worksite.
Employers with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from the above-listed requirements if they would impose an undue hardship on the employer’s business.
The law took effect August 5, 2020.