FLSA Regulations: Did you know....
Effective March 10, 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) contains an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) imposing two basic requirements for new mothers to express breast milk.
1) Provide a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
2) Provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
The law does not require an employer to pay an employee during these breaks. This new amendment only applies to non-exempt (hourly) employees.
Creighton University supports mothers and is committed to providing flexibility regarding an employee’s work hours to allow for adequate time to express breast milk. The university is working diligently to provide additional and enhanced facilities on campus.
Lactation Rooms Available on Campus
Dental School Rm #124
Lockers, refrigerator, sofa & table. Electrical Outlet.
Mario McNeal 280-3411 or
Hixson Lied Rm #185
Cubicle, refrigerator, sink and locker (must provide own lock). Contact Theresa Affleck to set up Card Access to room.
Two rooms open and available to students, faculty & staff. Electrical Outlet.
CUMC Nursing Unit #4500
2 stations with desks, sink, refrigeration, breast pads, pump wipes, and freezer bags. Electric pump not in room but is available upon request. Room number is 5500D, but must contact #4500 for entry.
Key to the lactation room (Harper 1006) can be checked out at the Welcome Center located on the 2nd level of the Harper Center. Room includes an outlet, table and chair.
Contact number for the Welcome Center- 408-280-2258
Information and updates can be found on the HR Website http://www.creighton.edu/hr/benefits/additionalbenefits/lactationrooms/index.php
If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact your HR Representative.
Angela Hayes (University Services and Academic Affairs) at 402-280-1442 or
Lynne Caruso (Health Sciences and School of Medicine) at 402-280-4705.