September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

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Oregon Governor Signs Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

Oregon’s paid family and medical leave law was signed by Governor Kate Brown on August 9, 2019. Eligible workers will be permitted to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave under the new law beginning January 1, 2023.

The bill (HB 2005) was passed by the state legislature at the end of June.

When the law goes into effect, Oregon will become the eighth state to adopt legislation requiring paid family and medical leave for eligible employees. Oregon’s program is the most generous and inclusive state law passed to date, with low-income workers receiving 100 percent of their wages while on eligible leave. Benefits are capped at 120 percent of the state average weekly wage (currently, approximately $1,200 a week).

Beginning January 1, 2023, employers in Oregon will be required to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to eligible employees, with employee and employer contributions (collected through payroll deductions) beginning January 1, 2022.

Employers are required to provide written notice to all employees of their rights under the paid family and medical leave law by January 1, 2022. The Oregon Employment Department will publish a model notice to employees, along with its administrative rules, no later than September 1, 2021.

For more details of the new law, see our article, Oregon Passes Paid Family and Medical Leave Law.

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Mark A. Crabtree, Jackson Lewis, disability discrimination lawyer, restrictive covenant disputes attorney
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Mark A. Crabtree is a Principal in the Portland, Oregon, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He joined the firm in early 2007 after spending several years with a boutique firm handling wage and hour class actions.

His practice focuses on counseling and litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Oregon and Washington. His experience includes representing both small and large employers in litigation ranging from sexual harassment and disability discrimination, to trade secret and restrictive covenant...

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Daniel J. Moses is an Associate in the Portland, Oregon, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  His practice focuses on representing employers in a variety of workplace law matters, including litigation, preventive advice, and counsel.

Before working with Jackson Lewis he practiced in a small CA boutique firm. He provided counsel to clients dealing with multi-million dollar cases, including employment litigation, general business litigation, and complex litigation. His primary area of litigation is in general employment. Daniel is admitted to practice in the states of California and Oregon. 

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D., 2013
magna cum laude
Oregon State University
B.A., 2010
cum laude
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