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What the Overtime Proposal Is Really About - Huffington Post

The National Partnership's Debra L. Ness authored this blog post about the U.S. Department of Labor proposed updates to the rules that determine who qualifies for overtime pay.

News Coverage | August 21, 2015 | Work and Family

14 Things You Should Know About Paid Leave in the U.S. - Cosmopolitan

Looking at California's data, the National Partnership for Women & Families found that "first-time mothers who take paid leave are more likely than those who take unpaid leave or no leave to return to the same employer."

News Coverage | August 10, 2015 | Work and Family

The one big problem with Netflix's unlimited maternity policy - Fortune

“Having a set amount of time crates a more tangible expectation or norm. Unlimited policies can seem amorphous,” says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | August 5, 2015 | Work and Family

Obama Planning to Require Paid Sick Leave for Contractors - Bloomberg Business

“An executive order that requires contractors to provide paid sick days is a substantial step in the right direction,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a phone interview.

News Coverage | August 5, 2015 | Work and Family

Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Is Far From Over - U.S. News & World Report

"It would absolutely catastrophic for women's health – that's not an overstatement," says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, the director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that focuses on access to health care and reproductive rights. "There's nothing about this legislation that's actually about protecting or enhancing or even maintaining health care services for women," she says. "It's about playing politics with women's health."

News Coverage | August 4, 2015 | Reproductive Health

Key Senate Dem pushes case for paid sick leave - The Hill

But Murray and outside supporters, like the National Partnership for Women and Families and YWCA USA, have said the sort of economic security provided by paid sick leave is especially helpful to low-income and minority workers.

News Coverage | July 28, 2015 | Work and Family

Pa. Workers, Businesses Need a Paid Sick Leave Law - Philly.com

The National Partnership for Women and Families reports that in San Francisco, the first American city to enact sick leave legislation, more than 70 percent of employers said there was no impact on their profitability.

News Coverage | July 22, 2015 | Work and Family

Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.? - NPR

"Here in the U.S., while the war was going on, you had women in jobs in factories and in all kinds of jobs the men had held. But women went home" when the soldiers returned from the war, explains Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 22, 2015 | Work and Family

UCLA Health System Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients - Los Angeles Times

Mark Savage, a health information technology expert at the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group in Washington, said it's too early to assess UCLA's digital defenses until more details are known about what the hackers did and what protections were in place.

News Coverage | July 17, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.? - NPR

"Here in the U.S., while the war was going on, you had women in jobs in factories and in all kinds of jobs the men had held. But women went home" when the soldiers returned from the war, explains Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership on Women and Families.

News Coverage | July 15, 2015 | Work and Family

Praise for Patient-Centered Payment Models, Bundled Payments - RevCycle Intelligence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) apparently gets a big thumbs up this week. Leading consumer advocacy group, the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), openly praises CMS for its efforts regarding patient-centered payment models.

News Coverage | July 14, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare plans big payment changes for knee and hip replacements - Los Angeles Times

Many consumer advocates applauded the government's move, but some industry groups urged caution. "This kind of innovation is a positive and promising step toward a healthcare system that rewards value instead of volume," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 10, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare Plans Big Payment Changes For Knee and Hip Replacements - Los Angeles Times

"This kind of innovation is a positive and promising step toward a healthcare system that rewards value instead of volume," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 10, 2015 | Health Care

Lawmakers Aim to Help People Balance Work, Family - Stateline

“Families are really struggling, and part of the reason they can’t get ahead is they lack basic protections,” said Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group in Washington, D.C. “The challenges they’re facing are not their individual problems to face — they’re not alone. These are challenges that really sweep the country.”

News Coverage | July 9, 2015 | Work and Family

Members Of Congress Introduce Groundbreaking Bill To Help More Women Afford Abortion - ThinkProgress

A wide range of health-focused organizations — including Planned Parenthood, Physicians for Reproductive Health, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the National Abortion Federation, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Center for Reproductive Rights — praised the effort to roll back Hyde, releasing statements on Wednesday pointing out that policy harms some of the most economically vulnerable women in the country.

News Coverage | July 8, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care - Roll Call

National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness authored this opinion-editorial on the proposed fiscal year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budgets.

News Coverage | July 7, 2015 | Health Care

Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws - Associated Press/ABC 33/40

"The fact that the largest state in the country, the most populous state in the country has enacted a paid sick leave law will show, I'm sure, that this policy is good for workers, good for business and good for the economy," said Vicki Shabo, a vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Work and Family

Get My Health Data Campaign Launches - Healthcare IT News

"With the Get My Health Data Campaign, we are creating a concerted push from consumers that will liberate digital health information so it gets into the hands of patients and family caregivers, allowing them to more fully engage in their health and care," said Christine Bechtel in a news statement.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care | Commentary - Roll Call

"Anyone who looked closely at the fiscal 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budget that sailed through the House Appropriations Committee recently was in for a jolt. It may be impossible to overstate the many ways this legislation would take the country backward, said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 6, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

Could new rule mean overtime for more salaried workers? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said the change would help many including “women who cannot put food on the table, mothers who cannot buy shoes for their children and grandmothers who cannot buy gas for their cars even though they work long hours.”

News Coverage | July 1, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

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