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California Labor Commissioner Featured Speaker at Seminar Promoting Accommodations for Nursing Mothers at Work

May 12, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ —


             Labor Commissioner Angela
    Who:     Bradstreet
             Denise Padres, Deputy Chief,
             Division of Labor Standards
             Enforcement
             Wendy Wright, Lactation Consultant
             and Founder of Lactation
             Navigation, LLC

    What:   Seminar & Networking Event

             Thursday, May 13 - three events
    When:    throughout the day

             8:00  -9:00   12:00 Noon    5:00 - 6:00
                  AM       - 1:00 PM          PM
                             Sequoia
               Mills -     Hospital's
              Peninsula     Health &
                (Mills      Wellness      El Camino
    Where:     Campus)       Center        Hospital
             ----------   -----------    ----------
                                749
              100 South     Brewster      2500 Grant
              San Mateo      Avenue,         Road,
             Drive, San      Redwood       Mountain
              Mateo, CA     City, CA       View, CA
             Continental
              Breakfast    Light Lunch   Refreshments
                Served       Served         Served

             The emphasis of this free seminar
             is to inform employers and
             managers about the state's
             requirements and the benefits of
             providing workplace lactation
             accommodation.  California was
             among the first states in the
             nation to enact legislation that
             requires employers to provide
             unpaid break time and a clean,
             private space for nursing
             mothers.  California's Labor
             Commissioner, Angela Bradstreet,
             was a recent guest at the White
             House and spoke to President
             Barack Obama and First Lady
             Michelle Obama about California's
             lactation law.  The state's
             requirements are now part of the
             recently-passed Federal Patient
             Protection and Affordable Care
    Why:     Act.

             Seminar sponsors include the
             California Breastfeeding
             Coalition, California WIC, First
             5 of Santa Clara County, The
             Santa Clara Public Health
             Department, Mills-Peninsula
             Health Services, Sequoia
             Hospital, El Camino Hospital,
             Lactation Navigation LLC, the
             Northern California Human
             Resources Association and The
             Business Case for Breastfeeding.


    Contact:
    --------
    Krisann Chasarik
    Erika Monterroza
    415-703-5050
    www.dir.ca.gov

SOURCE Dept. of Industrial Relations


Source: newswire



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