Work and Family

Document Library: Work & Family Policies

Fact Sheets, Issue Briefs and Reports


About Work & Family Policies and Flexible Workplaces

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Legislative Letters and Statements

As we work to shape legislation, we encourage Members of Congress to introduce and pass laws that benefit consumers. Read some of our letters and statements:

    Supportive Workplace Policies Are Critical for Nursing Mothers
    Written Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families and Robin W. Stanton, Chair, United States Breastfeeding Committee for "Hearing on Health Care Law’s Impact on Jobs, Employers, and the Economy." Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. January 26, 2011.

Regulatory Letters

Once laws are passed, it’s up to the relevant federal agency to determine how they are implemented. As the agency defines rules for each law, we comment and urge them to keep your best interests in mind. Read some of our regulatory letters »

    Response to DOL's Request for Information on Reasonable Break Time for Working Mothers
    The Department of Labor solicited public input to inform its development of guidance under Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This provision amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to give covered women workers the right to reasonable break times and a private location to express milk at work. The National Partnership for Women & Families submitted comments to ensure that the provision is implemented in a way that promotes fair treatment of working mothers, improves maternal and infant health, and benefits businesses’ bottom lines.