National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Leave

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FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress 2015

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).


Children Benefit When Parents Have Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons policies like paid leave are important for children and their parents.


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 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.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Overview

FACT SHEET | An overview of how paid family and medical leave laws work, where they exist in the United States, and why a national standard is important.


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).


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).


The Case for a National Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.


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.


Understanding Worker Leave Policies: An Overview

A summary of three types of public leave policies that address the health and caregiving needs of today's working families - unpaid FMLA leave, paid family and medical leave, and paid sick and safe days.


Older Adults and 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.


Supporting State Investment in Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | Details on federally proposed funding to support states considering paid family and medical leave programs.


Existing Temporary Disability Insurance Programs

Five states and Puerto Rico provide partial wage replacement for workers who are unable to work due to non-work related injuries or illnesses, including pregnancy.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


First Impressions: Comparing State Paid Family Leave Programs in Their First Years

Following the first anniversary of Rhode Island's paid family leave program, this analysis compares the program's first year to the first years of similar programs in California and New Jersey.


The Family and Medical Leave Act at 22: 200 Million Reasons to Celebrate and Move Forward

2015 is the 22nd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is time to advance the FMLA’s promise of a family friendly America.


Opportunities for Action on Work and Family Issues in 2015

A list of dates in 2015 that offer opportunities to highlight work and family issues.


Summary of Presidential Memorandum on Paid Leave for Federal Employees


The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

FACT SHEET | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.


Resources on Obama Administration January 2015 Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Activity

Background information, talking points and templates on the Obama administration's activity in support of paid sick days and paid leave policies in January 2015


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