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Other Leaves: Oregon

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Amy Angel, Barran Liebman LLP


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in Oregon. See Leaves of Absence.
  • An employer with 25 or more employees may be required to provide leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) and the Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA). See Family and Medical Leave.
  • Oregon employers must provide sick and safe time to employees. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • Employers are encouraged to provide leave for parents and guardians to participate in their child's education process. See School Activities Leave.
  • Oregon law requires employers to allow employees to take leave to serve as jurors. See Jury Duty Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate or otherwise discriminate against an employee because the employee must attend juvenile court proceedings involving the employee's child. See Juvenile Court Attendance Leave.
  • A covered employer must provide leave to employees who are crime victims to attend criminal proceedings or any other proceeding at which a crime victim has a right to be present. See Crime Victim 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. See Domestic Violence Leave and Accommodation.
  • An employer may not discriminate against an employee because of service in a uniformed service. See Military Leave.
  • An employer must give eligible veterans Veterans Day off, under certain circumstances. See Veterans Day Leave.
  • It is an unlawful employment practice to deny a leave of absence to an eligible employee who donates bone marrow. See Bone Marrow Donor Leave.
  • An employer must allow an employee to use vacation or other leave available to the employee to engage in religious observances or practices. See Religious Observance Leave.
  • A covered 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 Legislative Leave.
  • Employees returning from leave for work-related injuries and illnesses have certain reinstatement rights. See Workers' Compensation Leave.
  • An employer may grant a leave of absence to an employee who is a search-and-rescue volunteer or a volunteer firefighter. See Emergency Responder 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.