Yes, the program covers religious organizations and their employees, as there are no exceptions in the law for religious organizations.
The program covers nearly all employers and employees in Oregon. Employees pay into the program and may qualify for Paid Leave benefits. Employers with 25 or more employees are responsible for paying employer contributions to the program, withholding employee contributions, and protecting the jobs of qualified workers who take leave. Employers with fewer than 25 employees are not required to pay the employer portion of contributions, but must still withhold employee contributions and provide job protections.