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Resource 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New York Paid Leave Memorandum of Support

A template that organizations can use to show support for the NY paid leave bill S.4742 B.


New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Act Fact Sheet

A fact sheet prepared by A Better Balance on the paid leave bill S. 4742 B.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2013 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.


Investing in Our Families: The Case for Family Leave Insurance in New York and the Nation

When a new child is born or adopted, or a loved one becomes seriously ill, far too many workers are unable to take off from work. Without a right to paid family leave, workers are being forced to make impossible choices between their families and their economic security.


FAMILY Act Overview and Section-by-Section

A new proposal for family and medical leave insurance, currently in development, would:


Work and Family Agenda for the 113th Congress

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.


Coalition Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in Opposition to H.R. 1406


North Carolina Justice Center & the Working Families Flexibility Act, H.R. 1406

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.


Written Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, National Partnership Senior Advisor, on H.R.1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act

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


The Misnamed Working Families Flexibility Act: 9 Key Flaws and A Better Solution

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.


Women of Color Need a Paid Sick Days Standard

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.


Sherfel v. Newson Issue Brief

Wisconsin workers should be able to exercise their rights to paid leave under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act. But does the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act nullify a provision of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act that permits workers to substitute employer-provided paid leave for unpaid leave?


A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys

A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys


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