The Oregon Employment Department (“OED”) has posted its second set of proposed administrative rules implementing the Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (“PFMLA”). A link to the proposed rules is here and our blog about the first set of proposed rules is here. The second set of proposed rules covers such critical topics as how to determine whether the employer meets the 25-employee threshold for PFMLA coverage, the definition of a “serious health condition” that will entitle the employee to use paid leave, and details about how employers can apply to have their existing paid leave programs qualify as “equivalent” alternative plans by the OED. If you are interested in commenting on the proposed rules, you can do so on the OED’s website. Comments must be submitted by this Friday, January 29. The final rules will be published in September 2021, and there may be additional opportunities to comment on the rules before they become final.