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Indiana Nursing in the Workplace Rules

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on June 28, 2012.

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Indiana employers must comply with these state rules regarding nursing in the workplace.

Employers with six or more employees must provide reasonable paid breaks for an employee to express breast milk for the employee's infant child.

To the extent reasonably possible, an employer employing 25 or more employees must provide a private location, other than a toilet stall, where an employee can express breast milk in privacy during any period away from the employee's assigned duties.

Also, to the extent reasonably possible, the employer must:

  • provide a refrigerator or other cold storage space for keeping milk that has been expressed; or
  • allow the employee to provide the employee's own portable cold storage device for keeping milk that has been expressed until the end of the employee's work day.

Except in cases of willful misconduct, gross negligence, or bad faith, an employer is not liable for any harm caused by or arising from either of the following that occur on the employer's premises:

  • the expressing of an employee's breast milk; or
  • the storage of expressed milk.

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