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Public Act 92-0068
SB0542 Enrolled LRB9202036WHdv
AN ACT concerning employment.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act.
Section 5. Definitions. In this Act:
"Employee" means a person currently employed or subject
to recall after layoff or leave of absence with a right to
return at a position with an employer or a former employee
who has terminated service within the preceding year.
"Employer" means an individual, corporation, partnership,
labor organization, or unincorporated association, the State,
an agency or political subdivision of the State, or any other
legal, business, or commercial entity that has more than 5
employees exclusive of the employer's parent, spouse, or
child or other members of the employer's immediate family.
"Employer" includes an agent of an employer.
Section 10. Break time for nursing mothers. An employer
shall provide reasonable unpaid break time each day to an
employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant
child. The break time must, if possible, run concurrently
with any break time already provided to the employee. An
employer is not required to provide break time under this
Section if to do so would unduly disrupt the employer's
Section 15. Private place for nursing mothers. An
employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide a room or
other location, in close proximity to the work area, other
than a toilet stall, where an employee described in Section
10 can express her milk in privacy.
Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
Passed in the General Assembly April 19, 2001.
Approved July 12, 2001.
Effective July 12, 2001.
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