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Oregon Paid Family & Medical Leave

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Oregon passed a Paid Family and Medical Leave (OR PFML) law with benefits taking effect September 3, 2023 for qualifying leaves. OR PFML provides paid time away from work that employees can take for Medical leave for the employee’s own serious health condition, Family Leave to bond with a child during the first year after birth, adoption, or foster care placement, or to care for a family member with a serious medical condition, or Safe Leave to respond to issues related to domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault.

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Information presented below as of 1/1/2022

Effective Date

  • Effective 1/1/2023: Premium contributions begin
  • Effective 9/3/2023: Benefits begin

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Plan Features

Oregon paid family and medical leave plan features
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Covered Employer Any employer with one or more employees in Oregon
Eligibility
  • Oregon employees who earned $1,000 or more in the previous year
  • Self-employed people and tribal governments may opt into the program
Leave Types
  • Employee’s own serious health condition
  • Bonding with a new child during the first year of birth, adoption, or foster care placement
  • Care of a family member with a serious health condition
  • Safe leave
Covered Family Members
  • Spouse or Domestic Partner, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, and sibling
  • Any individual related by blood or affinity whose close relationship is the equivalent of a family relationship
Elimination (Waiting) Period
  • None
Weekly Benefit
  • If employee earns less than 65% of State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW): 100% of Average Weekly Wage (AWW)
  • If employee earns more than 65% of SAWW; the sum of:
    • 65% of SAWW; and
    • 50% of AWW that exceeds 65% of SAWW
Maximum Benefit
  • 120% of SAWW
Maximum Duration
  • 12 weeks combined for family and medical leave
  • Additional 2 weeks for limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition
Program Funding
  • TBD, not to exceed 1% of the employee wages
  • Shared by the employer (40%) and employee (60%)
Private Plan Options
  • Employers may offer an equivalent private plan that has been approved by Oregon’s Employment Department
Additional Information Oregon Paid Family & Medical Leave

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Need More Information?

Visit Oregon's PFMLI page opens in a new window for more details and to read the regulations.

Please contact your Prudential representative with questions.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America (Prudential), Newark, NJ

For Compliance Use Only: GL.2021.003

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