As of May 14, 2019, Oregon regulations have been updated so that all employers in the state are now required to provide their employees with “reasonable rest periods” in order to express milk.
What are the changes?
This will replace the existing requirement for employers with at least 20 employees to provide a 30-minute rest period to express milk for every four-hour work period. The new measure will take effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns.
The ruling does include a stipulation exempting employers with less than 10 employees if compliance with the requirement would create an undue hardship on the business.