69Y Employer’s obligation

(1)

An employer must ensure that, so far as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances,—

(a)

appropriate facilities are provided in the workplace for an employee who is breastfeeding and who wishes to breastfeed in the workplace; and

(b)

appropriate breaks are provided to an employee who is breastfeeding and wishes to breastfeed during a work period.

(2)

For the purpose of subsection (1)(b), the breaks are paid only if the employee and employer agree that they are paid.

(3)

In subsection (1), circumstances includes—

(a)

the employer’s operational environment; and

(b)

the employer’s resources.

Section 69Y: inserted, on 1 April 2009, by section 6 of the Employment Relations (Breaks, Infant Feeding, and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 58).