Wednesday, July 10, 2019
From KOIN 6
A new law that recently passed will give people more freedom with paid family medical leave — a move public health advocates are calling historic.
The social insurance program is a big deal for families because Oregon will soon have the most inclusive law in the country. It will include 100% wage replacement for low-wage workers — and it has an inclusive definition of family, so no matter who you need to care for, you’ll be able to take the time off.
Currently, under Oregon law, people can’t take time off for siblings. With the new law, people will be able to take time off for extended family, non-blood related family and LGBTQ+ chosen family.
“That is truly revolutionary,” Lili Hoag, the political director at Family Forward Oregon and campaign lead for Time to Care coalition, told KOIN 6 News.
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