Paid Family Leave Releases First Round of Rules

Paid Family Leave Releases First Round of Rules

Oct 1, 2021

The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) division has released the first round of rules. The law, passed in 2019, provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave insurance benefits to employees, funded through a 1% payroll tax – 60% paid by employees and 40% paid by employers. Contributions to the payroll tax will begin on Jan. 1, 2023 and employees will be eligible to claim benefits on Sept. 15, 2023. This batch of rules relate to wages, contributions, employer size, employer assistance grants, equivalent plans, self-employed individuals and public outreach plans.

Virtual town hall meetings will be held with the PFMLI rulemaking advisory committee. Check here for furture virtual town halls: https://www.oregon.gov/employ/PFMLI/Pages/Town-Halls.aspx.

Here is the link to the proposed rules: PFMLI Administrative Rules Batch 1 – RAC FINAL.pdf (oregon.gov)

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