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Paid Leave Oregon Resources Published

The Oregon Employment Department recently published several resources to assist employers in preparing for the Paid Leave Oregon program:

The PLO Employer Guidebook provides a general overview of the Paid Leave Oregon program, including details about employer responsibilities, contributions, and benefits.

The Leave Comparison Chart gives a side-by-side comparison of requirements under Paid Leave Oregon, the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Oregon Sick Leave. Although there are a few differences in coverages between the leave programs, when possible OFLA must be run concurrently with Paid Leave Oregon. FMLA may also be run concurrently with Paid Leave Oregon when possible.

The Model Notice provides employees with information about the Paid Leave Oregon program, including the benefits provided and employees’ rights and responsibilities under the program. Per Paid Leave Oregon rules, employers must display the model notice in each building or worksite. Additionally, employees working remotely must receive a copy of the poster; this may be provided electronically. The notice must be posted and sent out by January 1, 2023.

Employers with an approved equivalent plan must post and provide an alternate poster including details of the equivalent plan.

The Equivalent Plan Solvency Guide provides details on the types of documents accepted by the Oregon Employment Department as proof of solvency and includes instructions on how to calculate the amount of funds necessary to prove solvency. When an employer applies for an equivalent plan, they must provide proof of solvency for an amount equal to the contributions due or estimated to be due from the employee and employer for a period of three calendar quarters.

Information was provided by Cascade Employers Association. If you are a member, you can get more information here.

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