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Moms in ‘Survival Mode’ as U.S. Trails World on Benefits - Bloomberg

Workers would be able to take a partial paid leave of up to 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child, their own serious health condition or that of a child, spouse or domestic partner.

News Coverage | January 15, 2014

DeSalvo Discusses Future of Health IT in First Remarks as ONC Leader - iHealthBeat

In a release, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, wrote that DeSalvo has an "impressive ability to bring diverse stakeholders together" and "understands well how to address the challenges associated with building health IT infrastructure in our local communities."

News Coverage | January 15, 2014

DeSalvo steps into ONC amid pressing challenges - Medical Practice Insider

"DeSalvo’s on-the-ground experience in New Orleans demonstrates her impressive ability to bring diverse stakeholders together. We are confident that she will use those skills to build support for efforts to ensure that health IT is used to achieve the triple aim of better health, better healthcare and lower costs for patients and families," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families said in a prepared statement, calling on DeSalvo to prioritize the needs of patients and families within health IT policy.

News Coverage | January 14, 2014

States, cities prescribe paid sick leave rules - USA Today

A growing number of cities and states are starting to require employers to provide paid sick leave.

News Coverage | January 12, 2014 |

Meet the chutzpah hospital!: Healthcare giant defies feds, denies it has employees - Salon

NWLC, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Service Employees International Union filed briefs Monday with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals contesting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s case against the OFCCP.

News Coverage | January 3, 2014

13 Experts Reflect on 2013 Health IT Progress, Frustrations and Hopes for 2014 - iHealthBeat

2013 marked significant growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, as well as some key changes that could affect the future of the program.

News Coverage | January 2, 2014 | Health Care

UPMC contends it is not subject to affirmative action audits - TribLIVE

The National Women's Law Center, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Partnership for Women & Families joined in one brief, while SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania filed a second one. Both filings contend that UPMC's arguments aim to scuttle affirmative action protections that have governed federal contractors for decades.

News Coverage | December 31, 2013

Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013 - NPR

Ten cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with director Vicki Shabo about efforts to make family leave mandatory.

News Coverage | December 29, 2013

Creating a Family Friendly America - U.S. News & World Report

News Coverage | December 26, 2013

FMLA 20 Years Later: It’s Time To Take It Further - THELAW.TV

MLA was intended to be a “first step on the road to a family-friendly nation,” Debra Nass of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which helped draft FMLA, said. Yet in 20 years, there has been virtually no expansion.

News Coverage | December 24, 2013

Bill to boost family leave pay makes its way in Congress - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"We're in a very different place. We're in a cultural moment where the democratic forces, the political forces and the economic forces are all pointed to address the very real need of keeping people in the workforce and addressing the changing family needs of child care and elder care," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs.

News Coverage | December 22, 2013

New York senator wants paid family and medical leave for U.S. workers - Deseret News

The National Partnership spearheaded efforts to pass the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and now leads a large coalition supporting Gillibrand’s bill.

News Coverage | December 19, 2013

Happy Moms, Happy Dads, Happy Kids: Why Paid Leave Is Good for Everyone - Glamour

And hooray for that, because according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, when men are able to take paternity leave they are more involved in their children's care and more committed throughout the child's life.

News Coverage | December 16, 2013

Being family friendly takes more than words - The Hill's "Congress Blog"

"Being a truly family friendly legislator means advancing proposals like the FAMILY Act that will help women, their families and our country."

News Coverage | December 16, 2013

FAMILY Act Would Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave for All Workers - RH Reality Check

The FAMILY Act is backed by groups such as the Center for American Progress, which proposed a similar measure in 2009, and the National Partnership for Women and Families, which wrote and helped pass the FMLA.

News Coverage | December 13, 2013

What Happened When I Didn't Have Paid Family Leave - Huffington Post

According to the National Partnership for Women & Families , a mere 11 of the U.S. work force has paid family leave through their employer, and fewer than 40 percent have access to personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary insurance program.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

An important act for American families - MSNBC's The Cycle

Vicki Shabo joins to discuss the importance of the recently-proposed Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act to millions of Americans.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Updated: Pillard makes five women judges on D.C. Circuit; groups say she will ‘strengthen’ court - Legal Newsline

Judith Lichtman, senior advisor for the National Partnership for Women and Families, said Thursday Pillard’s confirmation will help not only the D.C. Circuit but also the nation’s federal courts.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Boston Leads the Metropolis Charge to Erase Gender Wage Gap - Huffington Post

When Seattle mayor Mike McGinn read the April issued report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, he found that Seattle had the widest gender wage gap out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Study: LGBT Workers Caught in Gap Between Work, Family - Edge on the Net

So says a new study brief from the Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and by the Human Rights Campaign (in partnership with A Better Balance, Family Values at Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families). It’s called An Impossible Choice: LGBT Workers and Family Leave Laws.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

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