National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Work and Family

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Older Adults and Family Caregivers Need Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons why older adults and caregivers need updated workplace policies, especially paid leave.

A National Imperative: State Disparities Demonstrate Urgent Need for a Federal Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

When aggregated, data across 11 indicators reveal that the people in the United States most in need of the benefits paid leave provides are the ones who live in states that do not guarantee access to it.

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.

FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

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).

Audio Press Conference -- Paid Leave -- Business Professors Letter 2015

Audio recording: More Than 200 Professors from the Nation’s Top Business Schools Send Historic Letter to Congress Calling for a National Paid Leave Program

Business Schools Support Paid Leave -- Facebook 2015

Shareable image for Facebook to promote deans and professors of business schools urging Congress to support for paid leave.

Business Schools Support Paid Leave -- Twitter 2015

Shareable image for Facebook to promote deans and professors of business schools urging Congress to support for paid leave.

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.


Montanans Need Paid Sick Days


Vermonters Need Paid Sick Days


Hawaiians Need Paid Sick Days

New Jersey

Nine Cities in New Jersey are Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


Texans Need Paid Sick Days


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


Kentuckians Need Paid Sick Days

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