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Oregon is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard
Kansans Need Paid Sick Days
West Virginians Need Paid Sick Days
New Hampshirites Need Paid Sick Days
Illinoisans Need Paid Sick Days
Montgomery County is Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards
Louisianans Need Paid Sick Days
SNAPSHOT | Since Connecticut’s law took effect in 2012, the rate of job growth overall and in the leisure and hospitality industry – the sector most impacted by the law – has been stronger than in prior years.
A sample email action alert about the effort to preempt paid sick days in Philadelphia.
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.
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.
Senator Murray discusses the next steps for the Healthy Families Act, April 23, 2015.
A section-by-section summary of the Healthy Families Act, which would establish a national paid sick days standard.
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 | 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.
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 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.
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.
Connecting Workplace Leave Policies to National Health Care Transformation The National Partnership for Women & Families conducted a series of interviews with stakeholders from the private, nonprofit and public sectors to understand whether emerging trends in United States health care policies provided new openings for advancing workplace leave policies. This research was designed to investigate opportunities to tie workers' access to workplace leave for their own health needs and the health needs of their loved ones (earned paid sick days and paid family and medical leave) to government, provider and employer efforts to improve health care utilization and delivery systems, promote prevention and wellness, improve caregiver engagement and reduce health care spending.
How Workplace Leave Policies Support National Health Care Transformation Employers, health care providers and policymakers are pursuing improvements in health care services and delivery while seeking to reduce health care costs. Reimagining and reshaping health care through delivery system innovations and quality improvements are key components of health care transformation.
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