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Alachua, Fla., Code § 2-152 (6) (current through Nov. 16, 2017)
Brief Summary
Establishes that city employees must be allowed unpaid work breaks for expressing breast milk for up to one year after the child's birth, with other accommodations, including use of private office space for milk extraction.
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Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. Only applicable to city employees.
Food System Category: Get
State: Florida
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Alachua
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Refers to mothers/women and children (§ 2-152(6)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The Personnel Policies and Procedures establishes policies and defines procedures which will serve as a guideline to administrative actions concerning personnel activities. ... It is the intent of the City to provide policies of personnel administration consistent with accepted personnel practices and to promote good employer/employee relations. ...." § 2-61.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 2-81.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "A private office space will be provided that will shield the employee from view and will be wholly free from coworker or public intrusion. If such need arises, simply contact Human Resources, and necessary breaks and corresponding office space will be provided." § 2-152(6).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Violation of any the policies found within may be grounds for rejection for employment, demotion, reduction in compensation, verbal and/or written reprimand, suspension and/or termination of employment or any combination thereof." § 2-69. Process for filing grievances is addressed in Sec. 2-441 to 2-444.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter 2 (Administration), Article III (Officers and Employees), Division 2 (Personnel Policies and Procedures), Subdivision VI (Hours of Work and Employee Schedules). Ordinances: Ord. No. 16-09, § 1(Exh. A), 7-25-2016.