Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFMLI)
Paid Leave Oregon: PFMLI Resource Center
On September 3, 2023 the Paid Leave Oregon program is set to begin. Paid Leave Oregon, or Oregon PFML, is a paid family and medical leave insurance program in the state of Oregon, which provides eligible employees with partial wage replacement when they take leave for certain qualifying events, such as the birth or adoption of a child, care for a family member with a serious health condition, the employee's own serious health condition, or for safe leave when an employee needs to take leave due to being a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.
The program is funded through employer and employee contributions which began on January 1, 2023. The state program rate is set at 1.0% of wages up to $132,800 for 2023. The contribution rate is shared between employers (0.4%) and employees (0.6%). Employers having less than 25 employees in total, regardless of work state, are not required to contribute the employer portion but are required to deduct and remit the employee contributions. Employers can choose to remit the entire cost of the program. However, employees cannot contribute more than 0.6% of their covered earnings. In general, eligible employees in Oregon are eligible for up to combined maximum of 12 weeks of paid leave per benefit year with an additional 2 weeks available for pregnancy complications. The weekly benefit amount is determined by the employee's average weekly wage. The minimum and maximum benefits are set each year based off of the state’s average weekly wage (SAWW). Minimum benefits are 5% of the SAWW and the benefit maximum is 120% of the SAWW. For 2023 the maximum benefit is $1,469.78.
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