Can I use my paid leave from my employer if I am also getting Paid Leave Oregon benefits? August 12, 2023 02:29 It depends on your employer. They can decide if you can use paid sick time, vacation leave, or any other paid leave you have earned in addition to Paid Leave Oregon benefits (ORS 657B.030). Related articles My employee is taking paid time off (PTO) while waiting for a decision on their Paid Leave Oregon benefit application. If they receive both Paid Leave benefits and PTO for the same week, can I ask the employee to return the PTO wages they were paid? Will there be a waiting week for benefits, similar to the state of Washington’s paid leave program, or the Oregon Unemployment Insurance Program? Do I pay my employee their regular pay while they are on leave? If I am already on unpaid leave from my employer for a serious health condition or safe leave before Sept. 3, 2023, can I still apply for Paid Leave Oregon benefits starting Sept. 3, 2023? When and how does the Oregon Employment Department (OED) announce the statewide average weekly wage?