National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Leave

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Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would provide mothers and fathers with much-needed pay when they need time off for family or medical reasons.


Supporting State Investment in Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | Details on federally proposed funding to support states considering paid family and medical leave programs.


El argumento para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica (El FAMILY Act)

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.


Children Benefit When Parents Have Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons policies like paid leave are important for children and their parents.


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Good for Business

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.


Understanding Worker Leave Policies: An Overview

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.


The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The 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).


Paid Family and Medical Leave: An Overview

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.


Older Adults and Caregivers Need Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons why older adults and caregivers need updated workplace policies, especially paid leave.


Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


The Case for a National Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.


Paid Leave Works in California, New Jersey and Rhode Island

FACT SHEET | Studies of the nation's three paid family leave programs demonstrate how well paid leave policies work for workers, families and businesses.


Existing Temporary Disability Insurance Programs

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.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.


First Impressions: Comparing State Paid Family Leave Programs in Their First Years

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.


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.


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.


Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

By the National Partnership and the Center for American Progress | The United States should adopt a paid leave policy that covers all workers and is accessible, comprehensive, affordable and inclusive.


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).


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