An equivalent plan is a paid leave plan the Oregon Employment Department approved, which provides benefits that are equal to or greater than the benefits Paid Leave Oregon provides. If an employer already offers paid leave to their employees or is thinking about doing so, they can apply for an equivalent plan with the Oregon Employment Department. More information, including an equivalent plan checklist, is on the Paid Leave Oregon website.
Please keep in mind that an equivalent plan means:
- You must offer the same or more benefits than Paid Leave Oregon offers
- You cannot deduct more from the employee's contribution from their paycheck than allowed by Paid Leave Oregon
- You must first have the Oregon Employment Department approve the plan