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FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

December 5, 2013 | On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the tens of millions of working families we represent, we urge you to become a co-sponsor of the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act of 2013 (FAMILY Act).


La Guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica: Preguntas y Respuestas

La séptima edición de la guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica diseñada para responder a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre cómo la ley funciona y las protecciones que proporciona.


Peggy Young and the Fight for Workplace Equality for Pregnant Workers

ISSUE BRIEF | The question before the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. UPS is whether, and in what circumstances, an employer that accommodates non-pregnant employees must accommodate pregnant employees.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Good for Business

FACT SHEET | Leading business owners and managers recognize that every worker will at some point need time off to attend to health or family issues.


Schedules That Work

FACT SHEET | Federal level scheduling standards would go a long way toward providing the predictability and financial stability workers need.


The Women's Health Protection Act: Protecting the Patient-Provider Relationship

FACT SHEET | Details on a bill that would return health care decision making to women and their health care providers.


Bad Medicine

States across the country are increasingly enacting laws mandating how health care providers must practice medicine, regardless of the provider’s professional judgment and the needs of his or her patients. As this report explains, these laws undermine the high quality, patient-centered care that health care providers and advocates strive to achieve. They are political infringement on the provision of health care – they are Bad Medicine.


Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2014)

Expecting Better | A comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.


Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid “Safe Days”

FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance 101

Women need the right tools and information to access affordable, quality care and make the best health care choices for their families and for themselves.


Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State Laws

A summary of existing state laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


The Paycheck Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 797, H.R. 1519) would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.


Paid Sick Days Statutes

CHART | A detailed summary of existing paid sick days laws.


New Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

To help pregnant women prepare to talk with their maternity care providers and make good care decisions, this guide summarizes the new recommendations.


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


State and Local Action on Paid Sick Days

Detailed summaries of state and local paid sick days campaigns, activity and legislation.


Five Years of HITECH: Progress and Opportunities

Five years after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, health information technology is beginning to improve the health care experiences of patients and families.


El argumento para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica (El FAMILY Act)

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.


Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


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