Delete the word "under" in place of "by"?

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Also, there were some factors related to employers not being required by the Fair Labor Standards Act to pay nursing mothers when they took breaks at the company to express milk (Holland, 2006).

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Also, there were some factors related to employers not being required under the Fair Labor Standards Act to pay nursing mothers when they took breaks at the company to express milk .
asked Apr 21 '12 at 05:18 Cathy Parks New member

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I think "under" sounds better there.  However, your biggest problem here is squinting modifiers.  That clause can modify either part of the sentence.  You probably should simplify your sentence or at least reorder it.

 

"Also, there were some factors related to employers not being required to pay nursing mothers when they took breaks at the company to express milk under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Holland, 2006)."

link answered Apr 21 '12 at 06:20 Courtney Contributor

I agree with your assessment. However, your revision makes it seem as if expressing milk is regulated by the FLSA. Other, possibly more massive, reordering is required.

Jeff PribylApr 21 '12 at 14:41

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