More Minnesota workers will soon be able to request and receive pregnancy accommodations and stay on compensated time to express milk in the workplace due to an expanded law that strengthens workplace protections for expectant and new parents.
Gov. Tim Walz signed into state law this year legislation that expands provisions of the Women's Economic Security Act, which was passed in 2014 to strengthen workplace protections and flexibility for expectant and new parents, among other priorities.
The changes, which go into effect Jan. 1, 2022, include:
You can review employer assistance materials about expectant and new parent employees here and further details about these upcoming changes or contact DLI’s Labor Standards at email@example.com or 651-284-5075. The Minnesota Department of Health’s Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces program also helps businesses figure out the practical steps to implement these legal requirements and also recognizes those that do.