Oregon Delays PFMLI Implementation

This one is for you Oregonians. As we explained last week in the Summertime State PFML Update, Oregon passed and enacted Oregon House Bill 3398 last month. This legislation delays the implementation of the Oregon PFMLI program and pushes back certain relevant deadlines. In this blog, we will delve into why this legislation is notable, … Continued

Oregon Amends OFLA to Permit Leave to Care for Children During COVID-19 School Closures

On March 18, 2020, only weeks after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in Oregon, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued Temporary Administrative Order BLI 4-2020, expanding the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) to allow leave to be used during COVID-19 related school and daycare closures. Specifically, the order amends the definition … Continued

Oregon Employers to Make Pregnancy-Related Workplace Accommodations By 2020

Oregon recently enacted the Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act, HB2341 (the “Act”), which provides rights and protections to applicants and employees who are pregnant and postpartum. The Act applies only to employers with 6 or more employees – the same coverage threshold as the state’s antidiscrimination provisions protecting disabled individuals. When the Act goes into … Continued

Whirlwind week brings Major Changes in our Leave Landscape

Supreme Court Rules: Same Sex Marriage is Legal in all 50 states In the biggest news this week, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages AND recognize same-sex marriages licensed and performed out-of-state.  We’ve blogged about same-sex marriage laws quite … Continued