National Partnership for Women & Families

Resource Library: Paid Leave

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Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

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


Treatment for Drug Use and the Need for Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | A national paid leave plan would help provide economic security for working people who need time away from their jobs to seek or provide care related to drug use and dependence.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


Group Letter to Congress in Support of Real Paid Leave (2017)

A letter from more than 340 organizations and companies to Congress urging them to support real paid leave and to reject alternatives, like the Trump administration's FY 2018 budget proposal


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.


Our Aging, Caring Nation: Why a U.S. Paid Leave Plan Must Provide More Than Time to Care for New Children

ISSUE BRIEF | An analysis of research on the health, financial and economic effects of paid leave policies, along with demographic and labor force data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

FACT SHEET | There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.


New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2017)

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


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).


Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act Section-by-Section


The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

FACT SHEET | In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with their parents and other caregivers.


Lake Research Partners 2016 Election Eve Omnibus Toplines for National Partnership for Women & Families

Questionnaire and topline results for Lake Research Partners 2016 election even and election night survey


Election Analysis Suggests Voters Reward Candidates Who Advocate for Family Friendly Workplace Policies

MEMO | A comprehensive analysis of the websites of all declared 2016 general election candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor to quantify the extent to which candidates mentioned paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair or equal pay, and fairness for pregnant workers – and to assess whether candidates who did so were more likely to win.


Lake Research Partners: Election Eve/Night Omnibus Survey Results on Issues of Importance to Working Families

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group.


Key Findings: 2016 Election Eve/Election Night Survey

A summary of the results of a survey of 2016 general election voters conducted for the National Partnership by Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group showing strong support for family friendly workplace polices and the candidates who champion them.


The Tarrance Group: Key Findings from a National Election Eve and Night Voter Survey on Working Families' Issues

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by The Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners.


Memo: Paid Family and Medical Leave is a Winning Issue

A memo to interested parties on why paid family and medical leave is a winning political issue.


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.


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.


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