National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library

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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.


FMLA 23 Lake Research Partners Paid Leave Poll Questionnaire

The results of a survey of likely 2016 voters who were asked about their support for a national paid family and medical leave law.


FMLA 23 Lake Research Partners Paid Leave Poll Memo

A summary memo on the results of a poll of 2016 likely voters who were asked about their support for a national paid family and medical leave law.


Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Questions and Answers

Eighth edition guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to answer frequently asked questions about how the law works and the protection it provides.


La Guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica: Preguntas y Respuestas

La octava edición de la guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica diseñada para responder a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre cómo la ley funciona y las protecciones que proporciona.


New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)

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


Testimony of Vicki Shabo before the D.C. City Council Regarding the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015

National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo testifies before the District of Columbia City Council Regarding the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, B21-415


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.


2013-2015 Annual Report

Thanks to your unflagging support, we’ve made tremendous strides for women and families over these past two years. On the issues that matter most to our nation’s women, the National Partnership has won major victories and positioned ourselves for even greater successes in the years ahead.


Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


Crosscutting Consumer Criteria for Alternative Payment Models

If designed and implemented correctly, Alternative Payment Models (APMs) have the potential to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient- and family-centered care while driving down costs.


Model State Paid Family and Medical Leave Statute

A resource for drafting a new paid family and medical leave bill at the state level.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth Comments on Revisions to Meaningful Use

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and the undersigned 24 organizations and individuals submit these formal comments on the finalized requirements for Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.


Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.


African American Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for African American women, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed African American women.


Latinas and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.


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.


The Paycheck Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.


Comments on MACRA Request for Information (November 2015)

The National Partnership for Women & Families responds to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' request for information on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


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.


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