National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Leave

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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.


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.


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 (FAMILY) Act.


New and Expanded Employer Paid Family Leave Policies (2015-2016)

CHART | A summary of employers' newly updated or expanded paid family leave policies that includes their rationales.


Paid Family Leave Policies for Municipal Employees

CHART | A non-exhaustive chart of paid family/parental leave policies that apply to municipal employees.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


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.


FMLA 23 Lake Research Partners Paid Leave Poll Questionnaire

The results of a survey of likely 2016 voters who were asked about their support for a national paid family and medical leave law.


FMLA 23 Lake Research Partners Paid Leave Poll Memo

A summary memo on the results of a poll of 2016 likely voters who were asked about their support for a national paid family and medical leave law.


Testimony of Vicki Shabo before the D.C. City Council Regarding the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015

National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo testifies before the District of Columbia City Council Regarding the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, B21-415


Model State Paid Family and Medical Leave Statute

A resource for drafting a new paid family and medical leave bill at the state level.


A National Imperative: State Disparities Demonstrate Urgent Need for a Federal Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

When aggregated, data across 11 indicators reveal that the people in the United States most in need of the benefits paid leave provides are the ones who live in states that do not guarantee access to it.


Older Adults and Family 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.


Audio Press Conference -- Paid Leave -- Business Professors Letter 2015

Audio recording: More Than 200 Professors from the Nation’s Top Business Schools Send Historic Letter to Congress Calling for a National Paid Leave Program


Business Schools Support Paid Leave -- Facebook 2015

Shareable image for Facebook to promote deans and professors of business schools urging Congress to support for paid leave.


Business Schools Support Paid Leave -- Twitter 2015

Shareable image for Facebook to promote deans and professors of business schools urging Congress to support for paid leave.


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.


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.


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.


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