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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.
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.
FACT SHEET | Studies of the nation's three paid family leave programs demonstrate how well paid leave policies work for workers, families and businesses.
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).
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.
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.
HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.
FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.
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).
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.
FACT SHEET | Details on a federally proposed state paid leave fund that would provide grants to states considering paid leave programs.
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?
Connecting Workplace Leave Policies to National Health Care Transformation The National Partnership for Women & Families conducted a series of interviews with stakeholders from the private, nonprofit and public sectors to understand whether emerging trends in United States health care policies provided new openings for advancing workplace leave policies. This research was designed to investigate opportunities to tie workers' access to workplace leave for their own health needs and the health needs of their loved ones (earned paid sick days and paid family and medical leave) to government, provider and employer efforts to improve health care utilization and delivery systems, promote prevention and wellness, improve caregiver engagement and reduce health care spending.
How Workplace Leave Policies Support National Health Care Transformation Policymakers, health care systems and providers, and employers are working to promote the effective and efficient use of health care services and reduce overall health care costs. Reimagining and reshaping health care through delivery system reforms and quality improvements are key components of health care transformation.
How Workplace Leave Policies Support National Health Care Transformation Health care providers and systems, policymakers and purchasers are working to promote the effective and efficient use of health care services, improve quality, and reduce overall health care costs. Reimagining and reshaping health care through delivery system reforms and quality improvements are key components of health care transformation.
How Workplace Leave Policies Support National Health Care Transformation Employers, health care providers and policymakers are pursuing improvements in health care services and delivery while seeking to reduce health care costs. Reimagining and reshaping health care through delivery system innovations and quality improvements are key components of health care transformation.
Across the political spectrum, more of our nation’s leaders acknowledge that 21st century families face significant challenges in meeting their responsibilities at home and on the job.
Paid family and medical leave (“paid leave”) allows older workers to address their own health needs without having to drop out of the labor force.
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