Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 281.755
Duties of public body concerning rights of employees to express breast milk under certain circumstances.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 5, a public body shall provide an employee who is the mother of a child under 1 year of age with:

(a)

Reasonable break time, with or without compensation, for the employee to express breast milk as needed; and

(b)

A place, other than a bathroom, that is reasonably free from dirt or pollution, protected from the view of others and free from intrusion by others where the employee may express breast milk.

2.

If the public body determines that complying with the provisions of subsection 1 will cause an undue hardship considering the size, financial resources, nature and structure of the public body, the public body may meet with the employee to agree upon a reasonable alternative. If the parties are not able to reach an agreement, the public body may require the employee to accept a reasonable alternative selected by the public body and the employee may appeal the decision by filing a complaint in the manner set forth in subsection 4.

3.

An officer or agent of a public body shall not retaliate, or direct or encourage another person to retaliate, against an employee of the public body because the employee has:

(a)

Taken break time or used the space provided pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 to express breast milk; or

(b)

Taken any action to require the public body to comply with the requirements of this section, including, without limitation, filing a complaint, testifying, assisting or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing to enforce the provisions of this section.

4.

An employee who is aggrieved by the failure of a public body to comply with the provisions of this section may:

(a)

If the employee is employed by the Executive Department of State Government, is not an employee of an entity described in NRS 284.013 and is not an employee in a bargaining unit pursuant to NRS 288.400 to 288.630, inclusive, file a complaint with the Employee-Management Committee in accordance with the procedures provided pursuant to NRS 284.384;

(b)

If the employee is employed by the Legislative Department of State Government, file a complaint with the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau;

(c)

If the employee is employed by the Judicial Department of State Government, file a complaint with the Court Administrator; and

(d)

If the employee is employed by a political subdivision of this State or any public or quasi-public corporation organized under the laws of this State or if the employee is employed by the Executive Department of State Government and is an employee in a bargaining unit pursuant to NRS 288.400 to 288.630, inclusive, file a complaint with the Government Employee-Management Relations Board in the manner set forth in NRS 288.115.

5.

The requirements of this section do not apply to the Department of Corrections. The Department is encouraged to comply with the provisions of this section to the extent practicable.

6.

As used in this section, “public body” means:

(a)

The State of Nevada, or any agency, instrumentality or corporation thereof;

(b)

The Nevada System of Higher Education; or

(c)

Any political subdivision of this State or any public or quasi-public corporation organized under the laws of this State, including, without limitation, counties, cities, unincorporated towns, school districts, charter schools, hospital districts, irrigation districts and other special districts.
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