Other Leaves: Oregon
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Amy Angel, Barran Liebman LLP
- Oregon has a number of state leave laws that apply to employers depending on the number of employees that the employer has. To the extent federal and state laws differ, whichever law provides greater benefits and protection to the employee will apply. See Oregon - Leaves of Absence.
- Oregon has a law governing the provision of family and medical leave that offers greater protections than the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. An employer covered under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) must provide bereavement leave to an eligible employee. See Family and Medical Leave of Absence.
- Oregon law requires employers to allow employees to take leave to serve as jurors. See Jury Duty Leave.
- An employer must provide leave to employees who are crime victims to attend criminal proceedings. An employer may not terminate or threaten to terminate, intimidate or coerce an employee who takes such leave. See Crime Victims' Leave.
- An employer must provide leave and reasonable accommodations to an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking or who is the parent or guardian of a minor child or dependent who is a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking. See Domestic Violence, Harassment, Sexual Assault or Stalking Leave.
- An employer may not terminate, discriminate or retaliate against an employee because of service in a uniformed service. See Military Leave.
- An employer must give eligible veterans Veterans Day off, unless the employer would experience a significant economic or operational disruption or undue hardship. See Veterans Day Leave.
- An employer may not deny the use of already accrued paid leave for an employee to undergo a medical procedure to donate bone marrow. See Bone Marrow Donor Leave.
- An employer must allow an employee to use leave (including vacation or other leave available to the employee) to engage in religious observances or practices. See Religious Observance Leave.
- An employer must provide leave to an employee who is a member of the Oregon Legislative Assembly and whose employment is interrupted because of attendance at the regular or special sessions of the Legislative Assembly or the performance of official duties as a member of the Legislative Assembly. See Leave to Serve in State Legislature.
- An employer may grant a leave of absence to an employee who is a search and rescue volunteer accepted to participate in search and rescue activities by the sheriff, until release from the search and rescue activities permits the employee to resume the duties of employment. See Search and Rescue Operation Leave.
- An employer must give a leave of absence to an employee to compete in or train for an Olympic event. See Olympic Games Leave.
- An employer with six or more employees in Portland must provide up to 40 hours (or five days) of paid sick time per year; smaller employers (those with five or fewer employees) must provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick time. See Portland Paid Sick Time.