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Paid Leave Oregon

August 4, 2023

Paid Leave Oregon is a new program that allows workers in Oregon to take paid time off for some of life’s most important moments that impact our families, health, and safety.

  • 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 stalking.


  • Up to 12 weeks of paid leave per benefit year (up to 14 weeks for pregnancy- related medical leave). You can take leave a week or a single day at a time.
  • If you have been with your employer for more than 90 days, your job remains protected and safe while you use paid leave. Your employer cannot penalize you for using paid leave.
  • Benefit payments depend on your wages and/or income compared to the statewide average weekly wage; many will receive 100% wage replacement.

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 by notifying the Paid Leave program.

Benefits begin Sept. 3, 2023


To learn more, visit paidleave.oregon.gov or call 833-854-0166.