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  • Expanding Paid Sick Days and Paid Family and Medical Leave in Response to COVID-19

    FACT SHEET | The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the universal need for - and far from universal access to - paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in the United States.

  • Expanding Paid Sick Days and Paid Family & Medical Leave in Response to COVID-19

    FACT SHEET | The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the universal need for - and far from universal access to - paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in the United States.

  • Conoce tus derechos: Permisos pagados por enfermedad y permisos para cuidado infantil durante el coronavirus

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS | Conoce tus derechos: Permisos pagados por enfermedad y permisos para cuidado infantil durante el coronavirus (Spanish)

  • Know Your Rights: Emergency Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave for Child Care and Coronavirus

    With the coronavirus pandemic affecting nearly everyone in the country, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides many workers new rights to paid sick time and paid family leave.

  • New Emergency Legislation Provides Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave for Child Care for Millions

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, enacted and amended by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides new rights to workers for short-term paid time away from work for coronavirus-related health and caregiving reasons, and provides long-term emergency paid family leave for working people who need to take care of a child whose school or daycare is closed.

  • Latinos and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

    FACT SHEET | More than half of Latino workers—an estimated 15 million people—are unable to earn a single paid sick day.

  • Paid Sick Days Are Good for Business

    FACT SHEET | Businesses benefit when their employees have access to paid sick days. When sick workers are able to stay home, the spread of disease slows and workplaces are both healthier and more productive. Plus, workers recover faster from illness and obtain timely medical care -- enabling them to get back to work sooner and holding down health care costs.

  • Legislative Proposals for Updating the Family and Medical Leave Act

    FACT SHEET | An assessment of the historic Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that includes an explanation of the law and reasons and opportunities for amending it.

  • H.R. 5656 Undermines Overtime Law, Giving Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

    H.R. 5656 sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both.

  • Comparison of Federal Paid Family and Medical Leave Proposals

    CHART | A chart detailing the current federal paid leave proposals.

  • Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Safe Days

    FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.

  • Know Your Rights: Rhode Island + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws in their state, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Rhode Island.

  • The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

    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.

  • The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

    A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.

  • The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Congress: Policies Mothers Need to Thrive

    FACT SHEET | While our country claims to value mothers and families, our policies are making childbirth more dangerous, pushing working moms out of the labor force, perpetuating a punishing gender wage gap and blocking people from deciding when and if to become a parent.

  • Paid Sick Days Enhance Women’s Abortion Access and Economic Security

    Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.

  • Know Your Rights: Arizona + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws in their state, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Arizona.

  • Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

    FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.

  • BE HEARD: An Act to End Harassment in the Workplace

    FACT SHEET | The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act to enhance accountability in the workplace and strengthen protections for workers against discrimination and harassment.

  • The EMPOWER Act

    FACT SHEET | The Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act enhances protections and reduces barriers that prevent people who experience harassment from speaking out and seeking justice.

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