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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).
FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).
Sample alert for coalition use on FAMILY Act Reintroduction
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.
FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.
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.
HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.
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.
The average woman who wants two children spends three decades – more than three-quarters of her reproductive life – trying to avoid pregnancy.1 It’s no wonder that more than 99 percent of women have used contraception at some point in their lives.
Policymakers can help promote safe, healthy childbirth experiences for women and babies in the United States with wiser use of resources.
A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to create an insurance market in which consumers would have the ability to compare coverage options across standardized criteria and identify the plan that best meets their families’ health care needs.
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.
FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.
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.
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.
A letter from women's organizations urging Senator Reid to protect the provisions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, Members of the Committee, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ensuring nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs, to be considered today in conjunction with the committee’s hearing.
FACT SHEET | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.
H.R. 7, the deceptively titled "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act," introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, is radical legislation that threatens women's access to medical care.
Since 1973, the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision has protected a woman’s right to abortion. Yet, the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would directly violate Roe by imposing a nationwide ban on abortion care at 20 weeks.
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