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  • Sherfel v. Newson Issue Brief

    Wisconsin workers should be able to exercise their rights to paid leave under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act. But does the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act nullify a provision of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act that permits workers to substitute employer-provided paid leave for unpaid leave?

  • Amicus Brief: Sherfel v. Gassman

    Brief Amici Curiae of National Partnership for Women & Families, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Legal Momentum, National Women’s Law Center and Service Employees International Union in Support of Defendants-Appellants’ Argument for Reversal.

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act at 20: 100 Million Reasons to Celebrate and Move Forward

    2013 is the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – the first and only national law that enables workers to care for themselves and their loved ones without jeopardizing their jobs or economic security. This historic law has had a tremendous impact on America’s families, and it serves as a reminder of what can be accomplished when lawmakers work together to address the nation’s needs. Now, 20 years later, it is time to advance the FMLA’s promise of a family friendly America.

  • A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys

    A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys

  • Banning Coverage of Abortion in Multi-State Insurance Plans: Moving in the Wrong Direction

    The “Stop Abortion Funding in Multi-State Exchange Plans Act” or “SAFE Act” (H.R. 346), and the Senate version of this badly misnamed legislation, the “Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013” or “PROTECT Act” (S. 154), would prohibit private insurance coverage of abortion in federally administered multi-state plans established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). These bills, introduced by Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), are part of a nationwide effort to limit women’s access to abortion by banning insurance coverage for it.

  • 2013 Work Family Strategy Council Federal Policy Agenda

    challenges as personal and individual, but the reality is that nearly all workers – whether old or young, married or single, parent or not – will face urgent personal and family needs at some point in their lives. Children are born, elderly relatives need care, childcare needs arise, and yet there’s no national standard for addressing these challenges.

  • 5 Reasons Expanding Medicaid Coverage Matters to Women and Families

    The Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act is an historic opportunity to extend much needed health care coverage to millions of lower income Americans. Traditionally, Medicaid coverage has been limited to only to certain segments of the low-income adult population – parents whose dependent children live with them, disabled individuals, and pregnant women (but only for the duration of their pregnancy and 60 days afterward).

  • National Partnership for Women and Families 2012 Election Eve/Night Omnibus Nationwide Poll Results

    How important is it to you that Congress and the President consider new laws to help keep working families economically secure, including ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and creating a system of family and medical leave insurance - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?

  • Amicus Brief: Maetta Vance v. Ball State University

    On Writ of Certiorari To the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ________ BRIEF OF NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES, ET AL., AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER

  • National Partnership Comments to DOL on Military Leave Provisions of the FMLA

    On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families, the National Military Family Association and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to legislative expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

  • Coalition for Quality Maternity Care Letter Endorsing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Dear Representative Nadler: On behalf of the Coalition for Quality Maternity Care (CQMC), a coalition of national professional, consumer, and human rights organizations that promote high quality maternity care for all women and newborns, we write to thank you for your efforts to address pregnancy discrimination and promote healthy pregnancies by championing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R.5647). The CQMC is proud to endorse this legislation that would promote the health and economic security of pregnant women, their babies, and their families.

  • Letter to Congress from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce, in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate on women's economic issues. Our members - both business owners and careerists - respect the needs of women to support themselves and their families. Today, more than ever, it is important that women workers have work environments where they can remain productive and earning income for their families.

  • Paid Sick Days Are Necessary To Manage Chronic Illness

    Nearly one in two people in the United States have a chronic medical condition that requires regular care1 - and chronic conditions are becoming more prevalent. At the same time, more than 40 million U.S. workers don't have access to paid sick days to recover from illness, care for a sick family member, or manage chronic illnesses.

  • Telemedicine: Improving Women’s Access to Health Care Through Innovation

    Telemedicine is the delivery of any health care service or the transmission of health information using telecommunications technology. It includes videoconferencing, transmission of still images, patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, and more.

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Maria Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.

    The following amici submit this brief, with the consent of the parties, in support of Plaintiff-Appellant’s argument that an employee triggers the entitlement to job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by notifying the employer of the need for time off to care for a family member with a serious medical condition.

  • Building Patient-Centeredness in the Real World

    The accountable care organization began life as a catchphrase signifying a shift in the relationship between a hospital and its doctors. By forming an ACO, a hospital and medical staff shared clinical and financial responsibility for coordinating care to improve quality and lower costs.

  • Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2012)

    Across the political spectrum, more of our nation’s leaders acknowledge that 21st century families face significant challenges in meeting their responsibilities at home and on the job.

  • Why We Need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Stories of Real Women

    This document provides accounts of pregnant workers who were denied minor adjustments to their job duties that they needed to continue safely working throughout pregnancy. It also explains the painful health and economic consequences to these workers and their families.

  • 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.

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

    Appellant Peggy Young, a driver for United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) delivering packages sent by air, asked her employer for a “light duty” assignment after her doctor recommended that she not lift more than twenty pounds while pregnant.

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