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Family and Medical Leave act (FMLA) & Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA)

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a Federal act that requires covered employers to provide up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for pregnancy and newborn care, care of a family member’s serious health condition, or a personal serious health condition. Portland State University is a covered employer under the Act. Eligible employees are those employees that have worked for Portland State for at least one year and for 1,250 hours over the previous twelve months. The following links provide further information on the benefits, protections and applicability of FMLA:

29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq.
29 CFR Part 825
Family and Medical Leave Act – U.S. Department of Labor Website
Family and Medical Leave – Portland State University Policy


OREGON FAMILY LEAVE ACT (OFLA)

In addition to FMLA, the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) is a state law that provides eligible employees with further rights and protections. OFLA requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for parental needs, serious health conditions, pregnancy disability, or sick children. To be eligible, employees must be employed for the 180 day calendar period immediately preceding the leave and worked at least an average of 25 hours per week during the 180 day period. The following links provide further information on eligibility, protections and requirements of OFLA:

Oregon Revised Statutes 659A.150, et seq.
Oregon Administrative Rules – Chapter 839, Division 9
Family and Medical Leave Employee Packet – Oregon Department of Administrative Services