Pumping at work doesn’t have to be that difficult. Many companies across the nation are beginning to take larger strides to support their employees in their choice to breastfeed. One manager went above and beyond to ensure his staff was well equipped to handle pumping at work.
When Brandon Wright, store manager for Goodwill Industries in Lafayette, IN, learnedworkplace1 that two of his employees were pregnant, he wasted no time letting them know that if they planned to breastfeed, he would provide them with time and space to express milk at work. For Wright, the conversation was more than merely complying with FLSA requirements under the Affordable Care Act; it was about doing the right thing to support valuable employees and help their children get a good start in life. His employees said they appreciated the easy way he began the conversation and instantly established that their family needs would be respected.