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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Summary of Key Provisions

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers, and caregivers.


Schedules That Work

FACT SHEET | Federal level scheduling standards would go a long way toward providing the predictability and financial stability workers need.


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.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Listening to Mothers: The Experiences of Expecting and New Mothers in the Workplace

DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.


Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.


Workplace Fairness Agenda for the 113th Congress

A review of concrete steps the 113th Congress can and should take to prohibit discrimination and expand opportunities and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.


Community Letter in Support of Thomas Perez's Nomination as Department of Labor Secretary

On behalf of the National Women’s Law Center, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the nomination of Thomas E. Perez to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Meeting on Employer Wellness Programs: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 5/8/2013

Chair Berrien and Commissioners, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. We are pleased that the Commission has convened this public meeting and appreciate the opportunity to offer recommendations to promote nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs.


Alabama Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | Women in Alabama are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,089 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Medicaid Primer: Ensuring Basic Health Care for Millions of Women and Children

Medicaid provides critical health care for millions of lower income women and children who otherwise would be uninsured. At all ages, women and girls make up the majority of enrollees in Medicaid.


Medicaid Block Grants/Caps Will Hurt Women and Families

Medicaid, the nation’s principal safety net health insurance program, provides critical health care for millions of lower income women, including many older women and women with disabilities.


Response to DOL Proposed Rule on Application of Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service, 3/21/2012

On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for comments on the proposed rule that would extend the critical wage and hour protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to millions of home care workers. This rule will significantly enhance the economic security and job quality of these workers who have been, up until now, excluded from these most basic labor standards.


U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission Meeting on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 2/15/2012

My name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to speak to you today about the persistent problem of workplace discrimination against pregnant women and caregivers.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2012

The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and improving the well-being of our nation’s families.


National Partnership Comments on OFCCP Compensation Data Collection Tool

The National Partnership for Women & Families appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool.


ETF Comments on OFCCP Compensation Data Collection Tool

The Employment Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool.


Paycheck Fairness Act Coalition Poll

In a nationwide poll of registered voters, 84% said they support “a new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.”


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Where We Stand 30 Years Later

Pregnancy discrimination complaints are on the rise – and have been for a very long time...


Amicus Brief: Ledbetter v. Goodyear

Under the ruling below, an employee cannot challenge pay discrimination resulting from any decisions made before the most recent pay decision prior to the 180-day limitations period under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


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