Ore. House bill gives workers 2-week grieving period

Oregon Senate
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, the Oregon Senate recites the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the 77th Oregon Legislature taking the oath of office in Salem, Ore. (Don Ryan, AP Photo)

The Oregon House passed a bill Friday that would give workers the right to take up to two weeks of unpaid leave following the death of a family member.

The bill passed by a 40-18 margin, according to a press release from the Oregon House Democrats. It now moves to the state Senate.

If approved, House Bill 2950 would add a “death of a family member” clause to the 1995 Oregon Family Leave Act, which requires businesses with at least 25 employees to give workers time off for illness, injury, child birth or adoption.

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