Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

Nursing breaks are not provided under the Shops and Office Employees Act. However, Maternity Benefits Ordinance provides  for two paid breaks, each of at least 30-minute duration during nine hours of working day, till the child is one year old.

Employer should provide nursing facilities to the workers for nursing their children. The duration of each nursing break is 30 minutes if a creche or other suitable place is provided by the employer; otherwise it would not be less than one hour.

Nursing breaks are provided in addition to the meal or rest break provided and they are regarded as time worked.

Source: §12(B) of the Maternity Benefits Ordinance

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