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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 15, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Oregon, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Resources website.

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Description of Program and Relief

Unpaid Protected Leave Under the Family Leave Act (OFLA)

The Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) requires employers of 25 or more employees to provide eligible workers with unpaid, job-protected leave to care for themselves or family members in cases of death, illness, injury, childbirth, adoption and foster placement. Employees are generally entitled to a maximum of 12 weeks of family leave within a year.

Government or Lead Agency

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

Dates Available

Available now.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Employees must be employed for the 180-day period immediately preceding the leave and have worked at least 25 hours per week during that period. For exceptions, click here. Further, in response to COVID-19, OFLA has been temporarily expanded to expand the definition of “sick child leave” to include an “absence to care for an employee’s child whose school or place of care has been closed in conjunction with a statewide public health emergency declared by a public health official.” This makes all otherwise OFLA-eligible employees with school-aged children eligible for a protected, unpaid leave of absence under OFLA through April 28, 2020 (or whenever Oregon K-12 schools re-open).

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

(971) 673-0761 (Portland)

(541) 686-7623 (Eugene)

(503) 378-3292 (Salem)

List of Additional Information

For more information and eligibility requirements click here.

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