The Federal labor law posters recently underwent changes in regards to the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA), as well as an added rule regarding nursing mothers in the Fair Labor Standards Act section.
The change to the EPPA is a relatively minor one which states that the law doesn’t preempt any provisions from any state or local law, or any collective bargaining agreement which is more restrictive regarding lie detector tests. There is also the emission of financial penalties for violators, which limited the fine to $10,000.
The larger change to the FSLA is a provision for nursing mothers in the workplace. The FSLA now requires employers to provide reasonable break time for a nursing mother employee who is subject to the FSLA’s overtime requirements. This gives the nursing worker a chance to express milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth, each time the employee has the need to express breast milk.The employer is required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public.
The Fair Labor Standards Act section of the labor law poster covers Overtime Pay, Child Labor, Tip Credit for tipped employees (such as waiters) and this new section regarding nursing mothers. The new changes to the labor law posters went into effect 8/1/2016.