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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.
December 5, 2013 | 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 of 2013 (FAMILY Act).
FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).
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).
CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.
FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.
FACT SHEET | Details on a federally proposed state paid leave fund that would provide grants to states considering paid leave programs.
HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica: El Acta de Seguro para Ausencia Familiar y Médica (El FAMILY Act).
Detailed summaries of state and local paid sick days campaigns, activity and legislation.
Sixth 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.
Every day, workers in the United States struggle to meet the demands of work and family because their workplaces lack basic family friendly policies. It is past time for workplaces to reflect the needs of today’s families, which include the ability to care for children, family members and elderly relatives while being productive, responsible employees.
I am writing to voice the North Carolina Justice Center’s concerns about the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1406), which allows employers to offer comp time instead of time-and-a-half pay to hourly, non-supervisory workers who work over 40 hours per week.
Submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Hearing on H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act
On behalf of the 700,000 officers and members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), I would like to bring two bills to your attention. Both bills purport to help working families with their health and financial needs. One, The Working Families Flexibility Act, fails miserably. The other, The Healthy Families Act, goes a long way towards supporting families in a meaningful way.
The Working Families Flexibility Act, to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives the week of April 8, 2013 by Martha Roby (R-AL), claims to give working men and women in hourly jobs more time with their families by allowing them, through an agreement with their employer, to choose paid time off as compensation for working more than 40 hours in one week (“comp time”). This proposal is one of the centerpieces of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s “make life work” agenda.
Every day, millions of workers in the United States are forced to jeopardize their wages and their jobs when they become sick or need to care for a sick child or loved one. For women – and particularly for women of color – the inability to earn paid sick days can have devastating consequences.
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.
Despite its name, the Cantor/Roby Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families really need both. The bill does not promote family friendly or flexible workplaces. Instead, it would erode hourly workers’ ability to make ends meet, plan for family time and have predictability, stability and true flexibility at work.
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