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Oregon State Legislature Paid Family Leave Work Group


​Paid Family and Medical Leave Work Group


In response to legislation introduced by Rep. Jennifer Williamson in the 2017 session (HB 3087), Rep. Williamson and Sen. Kathleen Taylor convened a work group in January 2018 to examine issues concerning the development of a statewide paid family and medical leave program. Family and medical leave is protected time off from work for an employee to recover from a serious illness, care for a family member who is ill, or bond with a newborn or newly adopted child. The work group will prepare policy recommendations to the Senate Committee on Workforce and the House Committee on Early Childhood and Family Supports Committee on a legislative proposal in the 2019 legislative session.

You can find a roster of work group members below, and access documents that have been presented at work group meetings.

Staff Contact Information:
Debra Maryanov, LPRO Analyst

Work Group Meeting Agendas and Summaries

January 11, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

January 11, 2018 - Meeting Summary

February 12, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

February 12, 2018 - Meeting Summary

February 19, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

February 19, 2018 - Meeting Summary

February 26, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

February 26, 2018 - Meeting Summary

April 9, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

April 9, 2018 - Meeting Summary

May 8, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

May 8, 2018 - Meeting Summary

June 4, 2018 - Meeting Agenda

June 4, 2018 - Meeting Summary


Program Administration

Recordkeeping Requirements

Employers Covered By Paid Family and Medical Leave Provisions

Employee Eligibility Requirements

PFML Components: Claims Processing

PFML Components: Employee Benefits

PFML Components: Employment Protections

Supporting Documents

Role of Private Insurers in Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs

Paid Family and Medical Leave Presentation from SAIF

Oregon Chief Information Office - Stage-Gating Presentation

Employment Relations Board Presentation on PSD and ESD Impact

Role of State Agencies Graphic

National Paid Family and Medical Leave Premiums

National Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislation - Private Industry Perspective

Comments on Paid Family and Medical Leave Legislation - The Standard

Paid Family and Medical Leave Implementation in Minnesota

Oregon and Washington Program Comparison

Oregon Family Leave Act and federal Family and Medical Leave Act Overview

Family and Medical Leave Background Brief

Work Group Members

Representative Jennifer WilliamsonCo-Chair of Work Group
Senator Kathleen TaylorCo-Chair of Work Group
Senator Tim Knopp 
Representative Teresa Alonso Leon  
Representative Daniel Bonham 
Representative John Lively 
Amanda DaltonNorthwest Grocery Association; Oregon Wheat Growers; Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers; and Oregon Resource Association
Jenny DreslerOregon Farm Bureau Federation
Betsy EarlsOregon Business and Industry
Jessica Giannettino VillatoroOregon AFL-CIO
Christine LewisOregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Kate NewhallFamily Forward Oregon
Elana Pirtle-GuineyGovernor's Office
Ramon RamirezPineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
Eva RippeteauOregon AFSCME
Theresa Van WinkleOregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Scott WinkelsLeague of Oregon Cities