California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1976, expanding California employer obligations respective to employee lactation accommodation. Under preexisting California Labor Code section 1031, an employer was required to make available a private location, other than a toilet stall, for an employee to express milk for an infant child, and provide employees

Allegations concerning an employer’s pre-FMLA leave comments were sufficient to plead an FMLA “discouraging” claim, according to a federal district court in New York. Bailey Stoler et al v. Institute For Integrative Nutrition and Joshua Rosenthal (S.D.N.Y. November 18, 2013). In this putative class action complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that defendants consider female employees’ potential