Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 5

This post will discuss employer and employee contributions and employer reporting requirements under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. As we previously posted, the new law creates form of insurance which provides benefits (in the form of paid leave) to eligible employees. Contributions are to be paid by employers and employees as a percentage… Continue reading Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 5

Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 4

Today’s post discusses the interplay among FMLB, OFLA, and FMLA, and covers additional notice requirements. Does an employee have to qualify for OFLA or FMLA leave in order to be eligible for FMLB? No. The types of leave that qualify for paid leave benefits under the new law are more limited than those permitted under… Continue reading Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 4

Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 3

The new law includes a number of protections for employees who take leave. Return to Work: Section 10 provides: An employee of an employer with 25+ employees is entitled to be restored to the position of employment held by the employee when the leave commenced, if that position still exists, without regard to whether the… Continue reading Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 3

Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 2

Welcome to our blog series on the new Oregon paid family and medical leave law. In this post will discuss timing and logistics of taking paid leave. Part 1, discussing eligibility and cost, is available here. How much paid leave does an employee get? An eligible employee may get up to 12 weeks of family and medical leave… Continue reading Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 2

Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 1

Over the next few weeks, we will be posting about the new Oregon paid family and medical leave law.  The law requires the Director of the Employment Department to establish a family and medical leave insurance program to provide family and medical leave insurance benefits (“FMLB”) to eligible employees. Who is eligible? To be eligible… Continue reading Oregon Paid Family Leave, Part 1