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  • Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2012)

    Across the political spectrum, more of our nation’s leaders acknowledge that 21st century families face significant challenges in meeting their responsibilities at home and on the job.

  • Why We Need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Stories of Real Women

    This document provides accounts of pregnant workers who were denied minor adjustments to their job duties that they needed to continue safely working throughout pregnancy. It also explains the painful health and economic consequences to these workers and their families.

  • Response to DOL Proposed Rule on Application of Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service, 3/21/2012

    On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for comments on the proposed rule that would extend the critical wage and hour protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to millions of home care workers. This rule will significantly enhance the economic security and job quality of these workers who have been, up until now, excluded from these most basic labor standards.

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

    Appellant Peggy Young, a driver for United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) delivering packages sent by air, asked her employer for a “light duty” assignment after her doctor recommended that she not lift more than twenty pounds while pregnant.

  • Steps for Engaging Consumers

    Ensuring substantive and meaningful consumer participation in a health IT initiative can help facilitate adoption of patient-centered innovations, and ultimately, speed and enhance the adoption of health IT in a community.

  • U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission Meeting on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 2/15/2012

    My name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to speak to you today about the persistent problem of workplace discrimination against pregnant women and caregivers.

  • Making IT Meaningful: How Consumers Value and Trust Health IT

    As the nation progresses with the hard work of reforming the health care delivery system, the widespread adoption of health information technology (health IT) has become a national priority. A broad range of health care providers is working to implement and effectively use electronic health record (EHR) systems, which are essential to the success of new models of care currently being tested as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (ACA).

  • National Partnership Comments to DOL on FMLA Surveys — November 2011

    On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for comments on the proposed extension of the approval of information collection requirements for the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).

  • HIT Glossary and Acronym List

    The following is a glossary of Health Information Technology (IT) acronyms and terms.

  • Amicus Brief: Daniel Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

  • Amicus Brief: Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC

  • Affordability

    Women on average earn less than men and are more likely to live in poverty. Female households, which are on the rise, are especially at risk of of living in poverty. Many women also have caregiving responsibilities, which limit their time and ability to work outside the home and require in additional health care spending.

  • Health Status

    Compared with men, women are more likely to be in fair or poor health and face greater rates of disease or chronic conditions on a number of indicators. This is compounded for women of color, women with disabilities, and lesbians.

  • Older Women Need ACA

    Because women live longer, they make up more than half of the Medicare population and are more likely to have multiple chronic conditions. As both caregivers and patients, older women have borne the brunt of shortcomings in our health care system – high costs, poor quality, and fragmented, uncoordinated care.

  • Prevention & Wellness

    Women are often not receiving the preventive or chronic care management services they need to stay healthy. This is especially true for minority women and women with disabilities.

  • Coverage Statistics

    Family economic insecurity is on the rise. Increasing numbers of women and families are losing employer-sponsored insurance and either going without insurance or enrolling in Medicaid.

  • National Partnership Comments to DOL on FMLA Surveys — May 2011

    The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for public comment. This letter responds to the Wage and Hour Division’s proposed information collection request for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) employee and employer surveys.

  • Comments on the Wage and Hour Division’s Proposed Information Collection Request

    The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for public comment. This letter responds to the Wage and Hour Division’s proposed information collection request for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) employee and employer surveys. 76 Fed. Reg. 18254 (April 1, 2011).

  • Q&A: Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

    How does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) work? What coverage do state employees have?

  • Bios: Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

    Daniel A. Coleman was born February 18th, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland. The second youngest of eight children, he was the first male in his family to graduate from college. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he studied political science, history and business. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1974, Coleman knew he wanted to advance his education and pursue the business side of the law...

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