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Oregon and Connecticut are the most recent states to pass legislation for new Paid Family and Medical Leave programs.

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California, home of the country’s first Paid Family Leave program, has increased the amount of available time from six weeks to eight weeks.

The California update takes effect in July of 2020. Benefits in Oregon and Connecticut won’t start for a few years because each state will need to set up their regulatory framework.

Connecticut

  • Signed into law by Governor Lamont on June 25
  • Benefits begin in 2022
  • 12 weeks of paid leave (plus an additional two weeks in some scenarios)
  • Funded through employee payroll deductions
  • Covers leave for bonding with a new child, caring for a family member, the employee’s own health condition, organ and bone marrow donation, and qualifying exigency leave

Oregon

  • Signed into law by Governor Brown on July 1
  • Benefits begin in 2023
  • 12 weeks of paid leave (plus an additional two weeks in some scenarios)
  • Funded through a combination of employee payroll deductions and employer contributions (although small businesses are exempt from contributions)
  • Covers leave for bonding with a new child, caring for a family member, the employee’s own health condition, and safe leave 

California

  • Expansion of available time signed into law by Governor Newsom on June 27
  • Takes effect July 1, 2020

 

That makes a total of nine paid leave programs which have been passed in the US; California, Connecticut, District of Columbia (D.C), Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.  

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