Lane Powell Live

Oregon Family Leave Act and Recent COVID Updates

August 19, 2021

Host Riley Moyer hears from guest Heather St. Clair about recent and ongoing updates to Oregon’s Family Leave Act (OFLA) spurned by Oregon House Bill HB 3398. She describes COVID-related changes made to OFLA in March 2020 that were later made permanent in March 2021. In this short chat, Heather outlines:

  • The basics of what OFLA covers.
  • COVID-related OFLA changes that occurred and the impacts those changes caused.
  • Problems on the horizon for OFLA.
  • The original implementation timeline of OFLA updates and how they compare to a new proposed timeline that may come to fruition in September 2023.
  • Items of interest from recent committee listening sessions. Heather is a Labor & Employment Attorney at Lane Powell.

This presentation was originally put on by the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Catch this segment and more at



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