Law forces businesses to create area for breastfeeding mothers

23 companies already cited

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An amendment to the law says a bathroom is not an adequate place for breastfeeding mothers and nearly two dozen U.S. companies have been cited for failing to follow the law.

An amendment The Fair Labor Standards Act forces businesses to provide a private space for nursing mothers to pump breast milk. It was added after President Obama's Affordable Care Act became law.

Under the law, a bathroom is not a sufficient area.

According to The Huffington Post , 23 companies have already been cited by the government for failing to follow the law including McDonald's and Starbucks.

The changes came two years ago but now, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour are issuing citations to companies who are not obeying the law.

( The Huffington Post contributed to most of this article.)

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