Oregon BOLI Proposes New Employee Leave Regulations

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by by Dennis Westlind, World of Work
Stoel Rives LLP, Attorneys at Law

Last week the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) filed with the Secretary of State a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on new regulations pertaining to certain employee leave laws.  The proposed regulations are intended to reflect some recent amendments to federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations and to clarify, edit and make housekeeping changes.  The proposed rules would impact three Oregon leave statutes:

– The Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA)
– The Oregon Military Family Leave Act (OMFLA)
– The Oregon Victims of Certain Crimes Leave Act (OVCCLA)

Click here to download the full text of the rules, or click here to download the Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact (both in Word format).

The public (that’s you!) is invited to comment on the proposed rules no later than November 13, 2009.  Send comments via email to [email protected]  Comments via regular mail should be directed to:  Stef Plebanek c/o BOLI CRD, 800 NE Oregon St. #1045, Portland OR 97232.

Once the regulations are finalized, the World of Work will provide coverage of any significant rule changes.