Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Carrie Hoffman was quoted in the Law360 Employment Authority article, “Attys Warn of Wage and Hour Implications Without Roe,” discussing the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and how women without access to abortion in newly restrictive states may face working conditions less accommodating of the realities of new motherhood such as the need for lactation breaks or paid time off.
Hoffman shared that if an employer is not voluntarily paying for nursing breaks, it is going to be hard for women to clock out and lose compensation. She went on to add, “For hourly workers, taking time off to pump is not an easy thing to do because you're likely losing pay… losing out on wages and then still paying for child care on top of it create[s] all sorts of issues about whether women will go back to work post having a baby.”
As the impacts from the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision overturning Roe v. Wade continue to evolve, so too do new business and legal implications for companies around the United States. For more information on how to alleviate risk and safeguard your business, please contact a Foley lawyer today.