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Resource Library: Paid Leave

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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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Testimony of Vicki Shabo Before U.S. Senate HELP Committee Subcommittee on Children and Families

National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo testifies before U.S. Senate HELP Committee's Subcommittee on Children and Families on the importance of paid family and medical leave


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