National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Leave

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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.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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

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.


Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

By the National Partnership and the Center for American Progress | The United States should adopt a paid leave policy that covers all workers and is accessible, comprehensive, affordable and inclusive.


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.


September 29, 2014 FAMILY Act and Work and Family coalition meeting agenda


Op-Ed Resources: FAMILY Act Coalition Toolkit


FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

December 5, 2013 | 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).


Businesses in Support of the FAMILY Act


Strong Families Act (HR 5173/S 26227) Summary


Testimony of Vicki Shabo Before U.S. Senate HELP Committee Subcommittee on Children and Families

National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo testifies before U.S. Senate HELP Committee's Subcommittee on Children and Families on the importance of paid family and medical leave


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.


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