National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2016 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.

Paid Sick Days Statutes

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

Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.

Model Earned Paid Sick and Safe Time Legislation

A Bill to Be Entitled “The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act”

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

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

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.

Women of Color Need a Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | For women - and particularly for women of color - the inability to earn paid sick days can have devastating consequences.

Paid Sick Days Lead to Cost Savings for All

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on how paid sick days lead to reduced government spending, savings for employers, economic security for families and a stronger economy.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.


Michiganders Need Paid Sick Days


Wisconsinites Need Paid Sick Days


Alaskans Need Paid Sick Days


Iowans Need Paid Sick Days


Texans Need Paid Sick Days

Rhode Island

Rhode Islanders Need Paid Sick Days


Philadelphia is Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


California is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard

South Dakota

South Dakotans Need Paid Sick Days


Mainers Need Paid Sick Days


Ohioans Need Paid Sick Days

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