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  • National Partnership Comments to DOL on FMLA Surveys — May 2011

    The undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for public comment. This letter responds to the Wage and Hour Division’s proposed information collection request for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) employee and employer surveys.

  • Q&A: Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

    How does the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) work? What coverage do state employees have?

  • Bios: Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals

    Daniel A. Coleman was born February 18th, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland. The second youngest of eight children, he was the first male in his family to graduate from college. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he studied political science, history and business. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1974, Coleman knew he wanted to advance his education and pursue the business side of the law...

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C.: Mary Kate Breeden v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

    No one should have to choose between family needs and employment. Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2654 (2006) (“FMLA”) in 1993 to ensure that workers could take unpaid leave to care for a new child or seriously ill family member (or to seek medical treatment themselves) without losing their jobs or suffering other adverse employment consequences.

  • Building Better Workplaces for Family Caregivers

    Millions of Americans who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill rely on family caregivers, as do our nation's children. Many of these family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families.

  • Testimony to Expand FMLA

    On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families, I am pleased to express our strong support for House Bill 2278, The Pennsylvania Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • U.S. Department of Labor FMLA Report Highlights

    The following selected findings were compiled and edited by Nicole Casta of the National Partnership for Women & Families from the U.S. Department of Labor report, Balancing the Needs of Families and Employers: Family and Medical Leave Surveys 2000 Update. These findings are based on two surveys: one representing all employees and one representing private-sector establishments.

  • 2010 State Action on Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Paid family and medical leave helps ensure workers can perform essential caretaking responsibilities for themselves, seriously ill family members, and newborn or newly-adopted children.

  • Valuing Families at Work: Priorities for Federal Action 2009

    The national economic crisis is taking an enormous toll on families. The unprecedented job losses have made women’s earnings more critical to families and to the economy. For both women and men, losing a job or a paycheck today can be catastrophic and can add demands on already strained state services.

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Ingrid Reeves v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

    A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama improperly concluded that Reeves did not present evidence of gender-based workplace harassment, and urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit not to make the same mistake.

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals: Mary Lou Mikula v. Allegheny County of Pennsylvania

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Lynette Harris v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

    A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, which failed to recognize the gender bias and sexual harassing environment of Harris's workplace.

  • Amicus Brief: Frank Ricci et al. v. John Destefano et al.

    This Court and Congress have long made clear that Title VII prohibits both disparate impact and disparate treatment discrimination as coequal and complementary components of the Civil Rights Act’s commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace.

  • 111th Congress: Work and Family Agenda

    The 111th Congress Work and Family Agenda focuses on three areas: 1. Guaranteeing workers paid sick days for short-term, common illnesses; 2. Guaranteeing workers paid family and medical leave to care for longer-term, serious health conditions and to bond with new children; and 3. Correcting and expanding the FMLA to cover more workers.

  • Why Consumer Advocates Should Get Involved

    The medical home model is gaining momentum nationwide as a way to improve the quality of care and reduce costs by offering more accessible, comprehensive, and coordinated primary care.

  • How Consumer Advocates Can Get Involved

    To effectively advocate for a medical home that is truly patient centered, it is necessary to understand some of the changes that need to happen in the health care system.

  • 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...

  • Title X Backgrounder

  • The Role of Consent in a Comprehensive Privacy and Security Strategy

    Consumer consent has long been seen as the privacy pillar for networked health information. But a privacy approach that rests solely on obtaining consumer consent can provide weak protection for consumers.

  • 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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