National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Work and Family

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The Family and Medical Leave Act at 22: 200 Million Reasons to Celebrate and Move Forward

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.


Opportunities for Action on Work and Family Issues in 2015

A list of dates in 2015 that offer opportunities to highlight work and family issues.


The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

FACT SHEET | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.


Resources on Obama Administration January 2015 Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Activity

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


Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

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.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

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.


Economic Security Issues for Women and Families on 2014 Midterm Election Campaign Websites

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.


Lake Research and Tarrance Group Midterm Election 2014 Omnibus Poll Results

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.


State and Local Action on Paid Sick Days

Detailed summaries of state and local paid sick days campaigns, activity and legislation.


September 29, 2014 FAMILY Act and Work and Family coalition meeting agenda


Expecting Better: Updates to the Third Edition

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.


Op-Ed Resources: FAMILY Act Coalition Toolkit


FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

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).


#WEmatter toolkit


La Guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica: Preguntas y Respuestas

La séptima edición de la guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica diseñada para responder a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre cómo la ley funciona y las protecciones que proporciona.


Businesses in Support of the FAMILY Act


WEMatter Messaging Frame


Strong Families Act (HR 5173/S 26227) Summary


Schedules that Work Act Section-by-Section


Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2014)

REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.


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