Oregon Governor Signs Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

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Oregon Governor Signs Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

By Mark A. Crabtree & Daniel J. Moses

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Oregon’s paid family and medical leave law was signed by Governor Kate Brown on Aug. 9, 2019. Eligible workers will be permitted to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave under the new law beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

When the law goes into effect, Oregon will become the eighth state to adopt legislation requiring paid family and medical leave for eligible employees. Oregon’s program is the most generous and inclusive state law passed to date, with low-income workers receiving 100% of their wages while on eligible leave. Benefits are capped at 120% of the state average weekly wage (currently, approximately $1,200 a week). Read more about it.

***This article originally appeared on the Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave & Health Management blog and was reposted on the DMEC website with their permission.***