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  • Family Friendly America: Maryland

    Maryland workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Paid Sick Leave Does Not Harm Business Growth or Job Growth

    A bill in the New York City Council guaranteeing workers the right to earn paid sick leave is closely modeled on a law enacted by San Francisco in 2007.

  • Family Friendly Workplace Policies Must Include Grandparents

    Grandparents are the glue that holds many families together - yet our workplace laws don't honor their critical role.

  • 2010 Statistics: Record High Employment Discrimination Claims 2011

    Statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination—raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination in the current economic climate.

  • Family Friendly America: Rhode Island

    Rhode Island workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Family Friendly America: Hawaii

    Hawaii workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Los Angeles Workers Speak: The Employee Case for Flexibility in Hourly, Lower-Wage Jobs

    Hourly, lower-wage workers are much less likely than salaried, professional employees to have workplace flexibility. Many are required to work in shifts that are unpredictable and constantly changing; they may be asked to work overtime with little notice; and they seldom have leeway to arrive late, leave early, or take time mid-day to deal with family or medical emergencies.

  • Working Women Need Paid Sick Days

    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, the inability to earn paid sick days can have particularly devastating consequences.

  • State Paid Leave Fund Letter

    We, the undersigned organizations, express our strong support for an appropriation of $23 million for the State Paid Leave Fund within the U.S. Department of Labor. Grants made from this fund will assist states in planning, startup and outreach activities related to paid family and medical leave programs.

  • Family Friendly America: Georgia

    Georgia workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Taking Care of Business: The Business Benefits of Paid Leave

    Businesses benefit when employees are able to take time away from work to cope with personal and family illnesses. More satisfied and productive workers translate into improved workplace morale, greater worker loyalty and better bottom lines.

  • Family Friendly America: Massachusetts

    Massachusetts workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Flexibility for Success: How Workplace Flexibility Policies Benefit All Workers and Employers

    A growing number of employers recognize the benefits of flexible workplace practices. These employers know that setting workplace standards that promote flexibility and allow workers to meet the dual demands of work and family improves employee productivity, loyalty and retention—creating happier, healthier workplaces, and better bottom lines.

  • Paid Sick Days Memo

    On July 5th, 2011, Connecticut became the first state to pass a law giving many workers the right to earn paid sick days.

  • Family Friendly America: Kentucky

    Kentucky workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Family Friendly America: Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Family Friendly America: Kansas

    Kansas workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Family Friendly America: Michigan

    Michigan workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

  • Who's the Judge: Why Women Should Care About Judicial Appointments

    Judges are charged with the responsibility to interpret and help administer our nation’s laws. Judges’ decisions govern our lives in many areas, such as the question of when women may bring suit to challenge and change unequal pay practices, and whether health plans and providers impermissibly discriminate against women when they refuse to cover or offer certain reproductive health services.

  • Family Friendly America: Virginia

    Virginia workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.

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