Paid Leave Oregon Hosts Weekly Community Conversations

Paid Leave Oregon Hosts Weekly Community Conversations


You are invited: Paid Leave Oregon Community Conversations

Paid Leave Oregon is hosting weekly community conversations now through the end of August 2022. This is an opportunity for employers, workers and community members to learn more about the Paid Leave Oregon

This invitation is online in English, Русский, Español, Tiếng Việt, 简体中文,
繁體中文, Soomaali, 한국어, فارسی, عربي ,አማርኛ,
ັຮບການຊ່ວຍເ ືຫຼອເ ັປນພາສາລາວ.


The virtual conversations will include a 20-minute overview presentation by a
member of the Paid Leave Oregon team, followed by time for questions and

Forums are held virtually through Zoom:
Tuesdays, 3-4 p.m.: Conversaciones Comunitarias de Permiso Pagada (Zoom
meeting held in Spanish)
Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.: ASL and Spanish interpretation provided
Fridays, 10-11 a.m.: ASL and Spanish interpretation provided

To register, please click on the meeting. If you need to participate by phone, Zoom
will provide you with the conference line date and number after you register. If
you need an accommodation, including language translation and interpretation,
please email no later than three business days before the
forum with your accommodation request.

Basics of Paid Leave Oregon

Paid Leave Oregon will allow workers to take paid time off for three reasons:

  • Family leave to care for a family member with a serious illness or injury, or
    to bond with a new child after birth, adoption, or foster care placement.
  • Medical leave during one’s own serious health condition.
  • Safe leave for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, or

When does it begin? Employers will begin payroll contributions in January 2023, and workers
can apply for benefits in September 2023.

Who is covered? Any employee who has earned at least $1,000 during the year
prior to claiming paid leave may be eligible. Most employees working in Oregon
will be covered. Tribal governments, self-employed business owners, and
independent contractors may choose to participate.

How is this funded? The paid leave program is funded by a trust fund. Both
workers and employers contribute to the trust fund through payroll taxes. The
contribution rate for 2023 is 1 percent of an employee’s total wages.

  • Large employers will contribute 40 percent of the 1 percent contribution
    rate, and employees will contribute 60 percent of the contribution rate.
  • Small employers, those with fewer than 25 employees, are not required to
    contribute. However, grants will be available for those that choose to do pay
    their 40 percent.
Learn More

Check out our program overview, as well as our fact sheets on equivalent plans,
and program benefits found online.
Contact us:
Call: 503-370-5800
PO Box 14151
Salem, OR 97311

The Oregon Employment Department (OED) is an equal opportunity agency.
Everyone has a right to use OED programs and services. OED provides free help.
Some examples are sign language and spoken interpreters, written materials in
other languages, braille, large print, audio and other formats. If you need help,
please call 503-370-5800. You can also ask for help at

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