Passed in 2019, HB 2005 established a Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) program for the State of Oregon. The program, paid for via payroll tax, is split between employees at 60 percent and employers at 40 percent cost. When combined, the total contribution cannot exceed one percent of the covered employee’s wages. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of paid leave under the program, with the maximum weekly benefit amount capped at 120 percent of the state average weekly wage. Small employers (with fewer than 25 employees) are exempt from the manda