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Jan 16, 2014

OREGON: Domestic violence poster now required; OFLA poster updated


Effective January 1, 2014, employers with at least six employees in Oregon must display a new poster notifying employees of their rights to take leave if they are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Beginning on that date, employees will immediately be eligible to take this leave; they will no longer have to be employed for 180 days or work an average of 25 hours per week (2013 HB 2903). For example language you may include in your employee handbook, see our newly updated Model Policy, “Crime Victim Leave Policies for Oregon, Washington and California” (3912).

In addition, the required poster for the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) has been updated to include bereavement leave, which is available to OFLA-eligible employees beginning on January 1, 2014. OFLA applies to employers with at least 25 employees in Oregon. We have updated our OFLA resources to include bereavement leave:  “Oregon Family Leave Policy” (961), “OFLA: Leave Request Form” (3102), “OFLA: Eligibility Notice” (6267), and “OFLA: Leave Designation Letter” (6081).

Spanish versions of both posters are also available, and you can download almost all of your required Oregon and federal posters from the Vigilant member website, in the left navigation bar under “Government Resources—Posters.”

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