On August 9, 2019, Governor Brown signed House Bill (HB)
2005, creating a paid family and medical leave insurance program in Oregon.
This was the culmination of several years of dedicated effort, including a
bipartisan, bicameral, legislative workgroup that considered many aspects of
this complex issue. This program will provide an important safety net for
workers who are facing their own or a family member’s serious health condition, for bonding with a new child, and for those facing
domestic violence and other issues.
The Employment Department is responsible for developing and
administering this program. We are in the early stages of this process and will
provide more information as it becomes available. We will request input from workers and businesses as we
move forward with the planning and we expect to work closely with those impacted by
this new program to make sure it meets the diverse needs throughout the state.
Read the text of HB 2005 and find links to other information from the legislative process.