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e-Alert: Employees Can Start to Apply for Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance September 2, 2023

By July 21, 2023July 24th, 2023No Comments


As a reminder, the Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (OR PFMLI) law requires all private Oregon employers to provide covered individuals with paid family and medical leave, funded through a payroll tax that began in January 2023. Employees are eligible for OR PFMLI if they meet the financial eligibility requirements. This law provides supplemental paid job-protected leave.


Starting September 3, 2023, eligible employees will be able to apply for OR PFMLI for the following reasons:

  • To care for a new child during the first year after the child’s birth, adoption, or foster care placement
  • To care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • For an employee’s own serious health condition
  • Reasons related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or harassment (safe leave)

The OR PFMLI program provides up to twelve (12) weeks of paid leave in a 52-week period or up to fourteen (14) weeks for pregnancy or health issues related to childbirth.

Employer Next Steps
We have summarized key steps employers should take to comply with this notice.

  1. Employers play a key role in ensuring that their employees are informed about their rights and responsibilities. If you have not already distributed the required Model Notice Posterto your workforce, ensure you do so as soon as possible
  2. Prepare for employee questions by reviewing our recent e-Alert, OR PFMLI Fact Sheet, as well as the state’s PFMLI FAQ
  3. If you have any questions regarding this e-Alert, please email us


This content is provided with the understanding that the Hilb Group is not rendering legal advice. While every effort is made to provide current information, the law changes regularly and laws may vary depending on the state or municipality. The material is made available for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice or your professional judgment. You should review applicable laws in your jurisdiction and consult experienced counsel for legal advice.