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Resource Library: Paid Sick Days

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Paid Sick Days Statutes

CHART | A detailed summary of existing paid sick days laws.


Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Safe Days

FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.


El Acta de Familias Saludables Hoja Informativa

HOJA INFORMATIVA | El Acta de Familias Saludables establecería un estándar nacional de días pagados por enfermedad – un paso crítico para satisfacer las necesidades financieras y de salud de las familias trabajadoras.


The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.


Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.


The Healthy Families Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section summary of the Healthy Families Act, which would establish a national paid sick days standard.


Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.


Paid Sick Days Lead to Cost Savings for All

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on how paid sick days lead to reduced government spending, savings for employers, economic security for families and a stronger economy.


Los latinos y sus familias necesitan días pagados por enfermedad

HOJA INFORMATIVA | Todo el mundo se enferma, y todo el mundo necesita tiempo para recuperarse. Sin embargo, 14 millones de trabajadores latinos en los Estados Unidos son incapaces de ganar un solo día por enfermedad pagada.


Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


African Americans and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Everyone gets sick, and everyone needs time to recover. Yet more than 7.3 million black workers – nearly 40 percent of black workers – in the United States cannot earn a single paid sick day.


Latinos and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.


Coalition Resources for Paid Sick Days Executive Order and Final Rule Take Effect January 1, 2017

Beginning on January 1, 2017, companies that do business with the federal government will be required to provide up to seven paid sick days per year to their employees who work on federal contracts. The following are resources to help spread the news.


Lake Research Partners 2016 Election Eve Omnibus Toplines for National Partnership for Women & Families

Questionnaire and topline results for Lake Research Partners 2016 election even and election night survey


The Tarrance Group: Key Findings from a National Election Eve and Night Voter Survey on Working Families' Issues

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by The Tarrance Group and Lake Research Partners.


Key Findings: 2016 Election Eve/Election Night Survey

A summary of the results of a survey of 2016 general election voters conducted for the National Partnership by Lake Research Partners and the Tarrance Group showing strong support for family friendly workplace polices and the candidates who champion them.


Election Analysis Suggests Voters Reward Candidates Who Advocate for Family Friendly Workplace Policies

MEMO | A comprehensive analysis of the websites of all declared 2016 general election candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor to quantify the extent to which candidates mentioned paid sick days, paid family and medical leave, fair or equal pay, and fairness for pregnant workers – and to assess whether candidates who did so were more likely to win.


Lake Research Partners: Election Eve/Night Omnibus Survey Results on Issues of Importance to Working Families

MEMO | A summary of key finding from a national 2016 election eve/night survey conducted by Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group.


Hart Research Survey Findings on Sick Days for Women Fast Food Workers

MEMO | Hart Research conducted a nationwide online survey among 1,217 women age 16 and older who work in fast food restaurants. This memo highlights the survey's findings about fast food workers' access to paid sick days.


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