Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) team is seeking early stakeholder input on proposed draft administrative rules. The proposed draft administrative rules explain how the department plans to implement the new law and provide guidance to the public on how to access and comply with the new program.

We plan to share rules for early public comment throughout the coming months, with formal rulemaking processes still to be undertaken later in 2021. Proposed draft rules will be posted for approximately four weeks.

Additional rounds of proposed draft administrative rules will be available on our website in the coming months. We will send a newsletter when a new round of rules is ready for public comment. To stay informed when we post new proposed draft administrative rules, please sign up for updates​.

We invite your feedback. Click on each rule below to see the comment period and the link to leave your comments.​ A document displaying all of the round 2 proposed rules is available here​.​

For any questions related to the PFMLI program, please email us.

Proposed Draft Administrative Rules - Small Employers

Rule description - This rule provides guidance on how employees are counted and how employee counts are used to determine employer size for purposes of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) program.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here​​​ or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here​​.​

​​​Proposed Draft Administrative Rules – Contributions​​

​Rule description - To define contribution rate period and to specify that contribution rates will be determined annually and shall be effective for the following calendar year.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here​ or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​

​​Rule description - This rule defines maximum wages, establishes that maximum wages are adjusted each calendar year, and clarifies that wages paid up to the maximum amount per employer per calendar year are subject to Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) contributions.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here​ or in the survey.​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.

Proposed Draft Administrative Rules - Benefits

​Rule description - This rule defines "Serious Health Condition" for purposes of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program. 

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here​​​ or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

​Rule description - This rule describes the required documentation that must be submitted to the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) program when submitting a claim for safe leave benefits.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

​Rule description - This rule describes the required documentation that must be submitted to the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program in order to qualify for the benefits when leave is taken for a serious health condition of the covered individual or the covered individual's family member.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

​Rule description - This rule defines "Health Care Provider" for purposes of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program. 

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

​​Proposed Draft Administrative Rules - Equivalent Plans

​​Rule description - This rule outlines application requirements for employers seeking approval to offer an equivalent paid family and medical leave insurance plan, including required fees and effective dates for approved plans and plan amendments.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

​​Rule description - This rule defines employer equivalent plan and provides guidance on which features of employer equivalent plans need to be equivalent or better than benefits or leave durations provided through the Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program. The rule also provides guidance on the amount of contributions employers may withhold from employees' wages for the employer equivalent plan and on the length of time to issue the first payment of benefits under such a plan.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

​Rule description - This rule clarifies the use of other paid leave in addition to paid family and medical leave benefits from an equivalent plan, including paid sick leave, vacation leave, workers' compensation, and unemployment benefits.

You can review a copy of the draft administrative rule here​ or in the survey.​​

This rule will be available for comment from January 4th to January 29th.

We invite your feedback for this draft administrative rule by filling out the survey here.​​

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