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On December 20, 2010, President Obama authorized the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to provide guidance to executive branch civilian employees on workplace accommodations for employees who are nursing mothers. This authority supports section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), Pub. L. 111-148, which added a new subsection (r) to section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) (codified, as amended, at 29 U.S.C. 207). This new subsection (r) requires an employer to provide nursing mothers with: a) a reasonable break time to express breast milk for their nursing children for 1 year after the children’s birth each time such employees have need to express milk; and b) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public which may be used by employees to express breast milk.