National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Paid Leave

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Paid Family and Medical Leave: A Racial Justice Issue – and Opportunity

This issue brief describes health and economic disparities faced by people of color to show that addressing our paid leave crisis is a racial justice issue that requires a carefully designed and implemented federal policy solution.


Voters’ Views on Paid Family + Medical Leave: Findings from a National Survey, August 2018

Voters prefer paying for a national paid family and medical leave policy through a shared cost between employers and employees.


An Unmet, Growing Need: The Case for Comprehensive Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States

A white paper examining key demographic and labor market trends


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 (FAMILY) Act.


Oral Statement of Vicki Shabo, United States Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy

Hearing on Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families


Testimony of National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo, United States Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy

Vicki Shabo Full Written Testimony, Hearing on Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families


State Paid Family Leave Laws

CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, New York, D.C. and Massachusetts


Oppose Retirement Penalties for Parents Coalition Toolkit

Background on the FAMILY Act and sample materials for engaging supporters and contacting members of Congress to call for its passage and to oppose a risky proposal that would impose retirement penalties on new parents taking paid leave.


Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would provide mothers and fathers with much-needed pay when they need time off for family or medical reasons.


Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

CHART | A non-exhaustive chart of paid family/parental leave policies that apply to municipal employees.


Leading on Leave: Companies With New or Expanded Paid Leave Policies (2015-2018)

CHART | A summary of employers' newly updated or expanded paid family leave policies that includes their rationales.


Paid Leave Means A Stronger Oklahoma

FACT SHEET | The people of Oklahoma urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Works in California, New Jersey and Rhode Island

FACT SHEET | Studies of the nation's three paid family leave programs demonstrate how well paid leave policies work for workers, families and businesses.


Paid Leave Means A Stronger Tennessee

FACT SHEET | The people of Tennessee urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Means A Stronger Wyoming

FACT SHEET | The people of Wyoming urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Means A Stronger New Hampshire

FACT SHEET | The people of New Hampshire urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Means A Stronger Pennsylvania

FACT SHEET | The people of Pennsylvania urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Means A Stronger Nevada

FACT SHEET | The people of Nevada urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Means A Stronger West Virginia

FACT SHEET | The people of West Virginia urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


Paid Leave Means A Stronger Maine

FACT SHEET | The people of Maine urgently need a national paid family and medical leave program


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