Paid Leave Oregon launches Sept. 3. Here's everything you need to know

The program offers up to 12 weeks of state-guaranteed paid time off for eligible Oregonians who need to take family, medical or safe leave.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Oregon Employment Department has started accepting applications for Paid Leave Oregon, a new program that will provide eligible Oregonians with up to 12 weeks of paid time off from work for family, medical or safety needs starting Sept. 3. The launch makes Oregon the 11th state to provide some sort of guaranteed paid leave for workers. 

The Oregon Family Leave Act already guarantees Oregonians the right to take up to 12 weeks off for parental or medical leave,

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