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New York requiring paid break time for moms who need to pump breast milk at work, under new law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York moms returning to work after giving birth will now get paid break time when they need to pump breast milk at their jobs, under a new law. Gov. Kathy Hochul says the law requires employers in the state to provide a half hour of paid break time to workers who need to express breast milk for up to three years after childbirth. The law took effect Wednesday. Employers are required to tell employees about the paid breaks. The law applies to all public and private employers in the state. The break time for pumping breast milk cannot be subtracted from an employee’s preexisting meal break or other paid break.

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