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In 2015, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.
FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.
FACT SHEET | Details on federally proposed funding to support states considering paid family and medical leave programs.
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.
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.
CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.
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 list of dates in 2015 that offer opportunities to highlight work and family issues.
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 | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.
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
FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.
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.
A memo summarizing the results of the National Partnership’s analysis of the campaign websites of all 2014 general election candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
November 2014 poll results confirm that, by an overwhelmingly majority, voters nationwide support policies that promote their economic security such as paid sick days and paid family and medical leave.
Detailed summaries of state and local paid sick days campaigns, activity and legislation.
FACT SHEET | Studies of the nation's three paid family leave programs demonstrate how well paid leave policies work for workers, families and businesses.
In just three months since the publication of Expecting Better, states have continued to make progress for working families. This update captures these essential and much-needed developments.
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