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Reminder: Changes To OR Leave Coming Soon

Paid Leave Oregon (PLO) and the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) will undergo major changes as of July 1, 2024.

 

The Oregon legislature passed a new law on March 20, 2024, with changes such as:

 

  • OFLA no longer covers parental leave and serious health conditions.

  • OFLA will now only offer a total of four weeks of bereavement leave rather than 12 weeks.

  • Sick child leave under OFLA will be expanded to allow employees to take leave to care for a sick child regardless of whether the child has a serious health condition.

  • Leave under PLO and OFLA can no longer be taken concurrently. However, leave under OFLA and PLO must still be taken concurrently with FMLA.


The OR Bureau of Labor and Industries issued temporary rules on May 8, 2024. Per these rules, employers may rescind leave previously protected by OFLA but have limited time to do so. For example, employers who have employees scheduled to take parental leave under OFLA after July 1, 2024, can now rescind that leave. However, they must provide the employee written notice no later than June 1, 2024. Along with this notice, employers must inform employees in writing about their right to file for PLO.


*This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For further information, please consult a legal professional.

 

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