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Policy Summary

This law allows up to two paid breaks (of 15 minutes each) each day for women with a nursing child up to one year of age to express breastmilk. Requires employers to work with employee on scheduling breaks, and finding a location hidden from view and free from intrusion to express milk. It only applies only to county employees.

Background Information

State Tennessee
Jurisdiction Name Knox County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Limited scope
Only applicable to county employers and employees.
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

See references to "nursing mothers" and "nursing child." § 2-759)

Health-related goal?
Yes

Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 2-751.

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Unclear

Section 2-772 sets forth policies for progressive discipline in cases of "inappropriate conduct," but does not specifically address discipline for violations of this section.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Section 2-759 is located in Chapter 2 (Administration), Article X (Personnel Plan), Division 1 (Base Personnel Policies). History: Ord. No. O-16-8-101 , § 1(Exh. A), 9-26-16.