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HB 2005 is the most progressive family leave bill in the country
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will sign Oregon's Paid Family Medical Leave bill into law at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow, August 9 at Bora Architects in Portland. House Bill 2005 is the country's most progressive family leave policy, and was passed in the legislature with bipartisan support.

"Oregon families no longer need to make the difficult choice between paying the rent and staying home with their newborn, or between chemotherapy and keeping food on the table," said Governor Brown. "It's absurd that our society values someone clocking in and out of their job above holding a loved one's hand — and that will change under HB 2005, where all families who need and care for each other will be recognized."

Under the legislation, workers will receive up to 12 weeks of paid time off that can be used to care for a new baby, recover from a serious illness, or support newly adopted or foster children. It also provides paid time off for victims of domestic violence and guarantees 100% of wages to low-income workers.

Members of the media are welcome to attend. Those who plan to attend or need additional information should contact Nikki Fisher at nikki.fisher@oregon.gov or 503-689-2509.

Friday, August 9
11:15 a.m.
Bora Architects, The Morgan Building
720 SW Washington Street, #800
Portland

Attachments

Chris Pair
503-378-8197
chris.pair@oregon.gov
Kate Kondayen
503-378-6496
kate.kondayen@oregon.gov
Lisa Morawski
503-569-2482
lisa.m.morawski@oregon.gov
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