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The following selected findings were compiled and edited by Nicole Casta of the National Partnership for Women & Families from the U.S. Department of Labor report, Balancing the Needs of Families and Employers: Family and Medical Leave Surveys 2000 Update. These findings are based on two surveys: one representing all employees and one representing private-sector establishments.
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for extracting data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages on the BLS website.
We all want what's best for our kids. Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.
Suggested Questions for PTA Meetings and other Parent/School Gatherings
Estimate the cost and savings of a minimum paid sick days standard
Sample Survey For Parents Following Discussion at a PTA Meeting
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) contained significant public funding for health information technology (HIT) adoption. This expenditure of taxpayer money will be judged by the public based on whether their experience with the health care system is improved and whether it meets their needs more effectively as a result of this spending.
Paid family and medical leave helps ensure workers can perform essential caretaking responsibilities for themselves, seriously ill family members, and newborn or newly-adopted children.
Coverage: All employers, regardless of size, are covered.
The national economic crisis is taking an enormous toll on families. The unprecedented job losses have made women’s earnings more critical to families and to the economy. For both women and men, losing a job or a paycheck today can be catastrophic and can add demands on already strained state services.
The Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) is a coalition of consumer, patient and labor organizations working to achieve a patient-centered health care system, enabled by health information technology that facilitates shared knowledge and informed decisions. We believe that the successful adoption and use of health information technology will only occur if there is a solid foundation of privacy and security protections that help consumers trust that their personal information will not be inappropriately shared or used.
Women and their families are deeply affected by Supreme Court decisions, which shape many aspects of our lives. These rulings can protect or deny our right to privacy and reproductive choice.
A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama improperly concluded that Reeves did not present evidence of gender-based workplace harassment, and urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit not to make the same mistake.
The Consumer Partnership for e-Health is a coalition of consumer, patient and labor organizations working toward a patient-centered health care system enabled by health information technology. Transforming the health care delivery system from one centered on the needs of providers and payers, to a coordinated system of care that emphasizes active consumer participation and meaningful partnerships between patients and providers is foundational to health reform.
The Consumer Partnership for e-Health is a coalition of consumer, patient and labor organizations working toward a patient-centered health care system, enabled by health information technology and sharing of knowledge. Effective, meaningful use of HIT is an essential element of achieving the fundamental shift from a delivery system that is centered on the needs of providers and payers, to one that emphasizes active consumer participation and meaningful partnerships between patients and providers to support health improvement – a patient-centered health care system.
A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, which failed to recognize the gender bias and sexual harassing environment of Harris's workplace.
This Court and Congress have long made clear that Title VII prohibits both disparate impact and disparate treatment discrimination as coequal and complementary components of the Civil Rights Act’s commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace.
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