Oregon Legal Updates

Compliance Law Updates Recently Announced:

Last Updated: 2/1/2024

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Oregon Legal Updates:

February 2024

  • Oregon Adopts Final Rules on Paid Family Leave Program

January 2024

  • Oregon Amends Military Leave Law–Includes Updated Policy (effective 01/01/24)
  • Oregon Amends Safe Employment Act to Add Protections from Retaliation (effective 01/01/24)
  • Oregon Creates Workplace Protections for Participants in On-The-Job Training Programs (effective 01/01/24)
  • Oregon Employers Must Now Provide New Hire Reporting on Independent Contractors for Child Support Purposes (effective 01/01/24)
  • Oregon Extends Existing Victim Leave to Cover Victims of Bias–Includes Updated Policy (effective 01/01/24)
  • Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division Adopts Final Rule on Reporting Requirements (effective 01/01/24)

December 2023

  • Oregon Amends Military Leave Law–Includes Updated Policy

October 2023

  • Oregon Issues Temporary Family Leave Rules on Attestation of Familial Relationship

September 2023

  • Oregon Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (effective 09/01/23)
  • Amendment to Oregon Family Leave Act Means an Expanded Definition of “Family Member” for Oregon Paid Sick Leave–Includes Updated Policy (effective 09/03/23)
  • Oregon Amends Family Leave Act to Expand Covered Family Members, Expand Reinstatement Rights and Limit Benefit Year Calculation Methods–Includes Updated Policy (effective 09/03/23)
  • Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Become Available September 3–New Policy Template Provided (effective 09/03/23)
  • Oregon Amends Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (effective 09/24/23)
  • Oregon Amends Paid Family and Medical Leave Provisions on Overpayments and Penalties (effective 09/24/23)
  • Oregon Amends Public Accommodations Law to Address Closed Captioning on Televisions in Public Areas (effective 09/24/23)
  • Oregon Creates New Requirement for State Board or Commission Leave–Includes New Policy (effective 09/24/23)
  • Oregon Passes Consumer Privacy Act
  • Oregon Extends Existing Victim Leave to Cover Victims of Bias–Includes Updated Policy
  • Oregon Amends Rules on Private Employer Plans for Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Oregon Adopts Temporary Paid Leave Program Rules on Reinstatement and the Definition of “Family Member”
  • Oregon Amends Rule on Employee Contributions for Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Oregon Enacts Law Establishing Right to Make Reproductive Health Decisions and Addressing Benefits for Gender-Affirming Treatment
  • Oregon Amends Rules on Intermittent Leave, Documentation and Notice Requirements for Paid Family and Medical Leave

August 2023

  • Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Become Available September 3–New Policy Template Provided

July 2023

  • Oregon Amends Family Leave Act to Expand Covered Family Members, Expand Reinstatement Rights and Limit Benefit Year Calculation Methods--Includes Updated Policy
  • Oregon Amends Public Accommodations Law to Address Closed Captioning on Televisions in Public Areas
  • Oregon Creates Workplace Protections for Participants in On-The-Job Training Programs
  • Oregon Amends Paid Family and Medical Leave Provisions on Overpayments and Penalties
  • Amendment to Oregon Family Leave Act Means an Expanded Definition of "Family Member" for Oregon Paid Sick Leave--Includes Updated Policy
  • Oregon Amends Safe Employment Act to Add Protections from Retaliation
  • Oregon Amends Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
  • Oregon Employers Must Now Provide New Hire Reporting on Independent Contractors for Child Support Purposes

May 2023

  • Oregon Suspends COVID-19-Related Rules
  • Oregon Issues Final Paid Family and Medical Leave Rule on Employer Size

April 2023

  • Oregon Issues Final Paid Family and Medical Leave Rule on Employer Size

January 2023

  • Amendments to Oregon’s Law on Nondisclosure Provisions Requires Providing Harassment Policy When a Settlement Agreement Includes Certain Terms (effective 01/01/23)
  • Oregon Amends Paid Sick Leave Law to Include Workers Covered Under Collective Bargaining Agreements (effective 01/01/23)
  • Oregon Expands Retaliation Protections Under Workers’ Compensation Statute (effective 01/01/23)
  • Oregon Requires Notice Before Suspension of Temporary Disability Benefits (effective 01/01/23)
  • Oregon Revises “Benefit Year” Definition for Purposes of Paid Family and Medical Leave (effective 01/01/23)

December 2022

  • RSV Emergency Declaration Triggers Protections Under Oregon’s Mini-FMLA
  • November 30 Deadline: Equivalent Plan Applications for Oregon’s Paid Family Medical Leave Program Are Due
  • Oregon Adopts New Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Rules

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