Oregon Considers Unpaid Leave to Attend School Functions

House Bill 2646 proposes to require employers to provide 8 hours of unpaid leave per year to employees to attend teacher conferences and school related activities during school hours, volunteer at school, and attend school sponsored events. The proposed law also makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to terminate or discipline an employee for taking unpaid leave to attend school activities, for attending a school conference at the request of a school administrator, or if the employee is notified during work hours of an emergency involving a child.

HB 2646 is backed by the Oregon Labor Commissioner.  We will keep you posted on developments.

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