National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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State and Local Action on Paid Sick Days

Detailed summaries of state and local paid sick days campaigns, activity and legislation.


Protect Philadelphia Paid Sick Days Sample Action Alert

A sample email action alert about the effort to preempt paid sick days in Philadelphia.


Workers' Access to Paid Sick Days in the States

An analysis of workers' access to paid sick days by state conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in collaboration with the National Partnership.


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2015 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.


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.


Paid Sick Days -- Teleconference Recording -- Senator Murray -- April 23, 2015

Senator Murray discusses the next steps for the Healthy Families Act, April 23, 2015.


Paid Sick Days Statutes

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


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

A section-by-section summary of the Healthy Families Act, a federal proposal for a paid sick days standard


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.


HFA Reintroduction Sample Action Alert

A word document of a sample action alert about the reintroduction of the Healthy Families Act.


Healthy Families Act Introduction Toolkit

A toolkit that includes background information on the HFA, key talking points, and a press statement and LTE template.


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.


Opportunities for Action on Work and Family Issues in 2015

A list of dates in 2015 that offer opportunities to highlight work and family issues.


Resources on Obama Administration January 2015 Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Activity

Background information, talking points and templates on the Obama administration's activity in support of paid sick days and paid leave policies in January 2015


Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2014)

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.


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.


Union of Reform Judaism Paid Sick Days Resolution


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2013 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.


Women of Color Need a Paid Sick Days Standard

Every day, millions of workers in the United States are forced to jeopardize their wages and their jobs when they become sick or need to care for a sick child or loved one. For women – and particularly for women of color – the inability to earn paid sick days can have devastating consequences.


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.


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