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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Federal Employees Paid Leave Act

    FACT SHEET | Too many federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for themselves or a loved one.

  • 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.

  • Legislative Solutions to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

    FACT SHEET | Workplace sexual harassment is a persistent and pervasive issue, but legislation at the state and federal levels can help combat sexual harassment and improve the lives of working people.

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Would Benefit Latino Workers

    FACT SHEET | Latinos have the highest labor force participation rate of any racial or ethnic group, but they are concentrated in low-wage jobs which do not provide paid leave or paid family leave. The FAMILY Act would help to remedy this problem.

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