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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FACT SHEET | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.
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.
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
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.
A fact sheet prepared by A Better Balance on the paid leave bill S. 4742 B.
A template that organizations can use to show support for the NY paid leave bill S.4742 B.
In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with their parents and other caregivers.
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.
A new proposal for family and medical leave insurance, currently in development, would:
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