New Oregon law allows veterans to take off on Veterans Day

November 06, 2013 1 COMMENTS

by Calvin L. Keith

Veterans Day is coming up on November 11, and a new law in Oregon makes the day even more significant for veterans who want the day off.

The 2013 Oregon Legislature passed a bill requiring employers to provide veterans with paid or unpaid time off on Veterans Day. “Veterans” include those who have served in the U.S. armed forces and have been discharged under honorable conditions.

Employees wanting to take advantage of the new law on Monday were required to provide 21 calendar days’ notice and proof of veteran status. An employer may deny a request if it determines that providing the time off would cause severe economic or operational disruptions.

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