January 2016 Update
Eugene’s Sick Leave Ordinance was repealed on January 1, 2016. Statewide sick leave law is now in effect.
On June 22, 2015, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 454, enacting a statewide sick leave law that went into effect on January 1, 2016. This legislation preempts local governments from setting any sick leave requirements. As a result, Eugene’s ordinance was repealed on January 1, 2016. The Administrative Order repealing the ordinance can be found here.
Employers or employees seeking to learn more about the statewide sick leave law should contact the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. More information can be found at their website.
For additional information contact Policy Analyst Jason Dedrick, 541.682.5033.