Oregon HB 2950 Proposes to Amend OFLA to add Protected Bereavement Leave

On May 7, 2013, the Oregon House held a Public Hearing on a proposed amendment to the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) which would permit eligible employees to take up to 2 weeks of protected leave to deal with the death of a family member. Leave would be for an employee to: attend the funeral or alternative service of a family member; make arrangements necessitated by the death of a family member; or to grieve the death of a family member. Only employees otherwise eligible for OFLA leave would be entitled to take protected bereavement leave. Similarly, only employers covered by OFLA (generally with 25 or more employees) would be required to provide protected bereavement leave.

We will continue to follow the progress of HB 2950. OFLA, with the amendments proposed by HB 2950, can be found here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/13reg/measures/hb2900.dir/hb2950.a.html

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