New opportunity for Wellness Points to support breastfeeding employees
LFCHD employees who are expressing breastmilk during their shift can now count one session per day for a wellness point, up to 20 points per month and up to 6 months of time. The update began Aug. 1.
This opportunity coincides with National Breastfeeding Month 2015, which recognizes the extra work that many new mothers take on to continue breastfeeding and expressing milk after they return to their jobs. It also aligns with the national Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires employers of hourly workers to accommodate their needs for expressing milk. Finally, it supports our own employees who often use their break and lunch time to express milk, instead of participating in walking programs or other Wellness projects.
Employees who qualify should note their time using the standard Personal Exercise Plan Calendar for the Wellness Program. This new program is not retroactive; points may only be collected from Aug. 1 forward.
If you have any questions, please contact Doraine Bailey at ext. 2348 or Ruben Perez at ext. 2410.