National Partnership for Women & Families

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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.

Schedules That Work

FACT SHEET | Federal level scheduling standards would go a long way toward providing the predictability and financial stability workers need.

Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth: 2017 Cochrane Review Update Key Takeaways

Paid Sick Days Lead to Cost Savings for All

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on how paid sick days lead to reduced government spending, savings for employers, economic security for families and a stronger economy.

The MACRA Quality Payment Program 2018 Proposed Rule Slides

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

Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Women's Health Care in Louisiana (Issue Brief)

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.

Testimony of Sarah Fleisch Fink, National Partnership, to General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, H. 2172, S. 1048

Director of Workplace Policy and Senior Counsel Sarah Fleisch Fink urges the committee to advance the strongest possible versions of H. 2172 and S. 1048.

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.

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.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.

About the Listening to Mothers in California Survey

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.

Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.

Standing Up for Women and Families in 2017

In 2017, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress and the administration to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.

Coalition Letter to Oppose "Comp Time" 2017

The so-called Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) is a smoke-and-mirrors bill that would offer working people a pay cut without any guaranteed flexibility or time off.

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