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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
becoming law.
    Passed in the General Assembly April 19, 2001.
    Approved July 12, 2001.
    Effective July 12, 2001.

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