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Eugene, OR 97401
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Sick Leave Ordinance
The Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015. In order to assist employers, the City of Eugene will be hosting trainings prior to the July implementation date as well as once the ordinance goes into effect. There will likely be four trainings in May and June, with the first occurring on May 18 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Eugene (location TBD). Dates for additional trainings will be posted in early May.

Originally staff had anticipated that trainings would occur in April, however we are watching closely the draft legislation that is being considered by the Oregon State Legislature related to a potential statewide sick leave law. It is our goal to provide you with the most clear and relevant information related to our ordinance. Since the Eugene ordinance could be impacted by any new state law, delaying our trainings until May is the most prudent use of both staff and employer time.

What is the Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance?

On July 28, 2014, the Eugene City Council passed a law that allows everyone working within the Eugene city limits to accrue paid sick time at work.

When will the Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance go into effect?

On July 1, 2015, eligible workers will begin accruing sick time.

Where can I find the ordinance?

The final, adopted ordinance can be found here.

Where can I find the administrative rules?

The final administrative rules can be found here.

What happens next?

City staff are working with BOLI to prepare informational materials and to schedule a series of trainings for employers on the sick leave rules beginning in early April. This information and a schedule of meetings will be posted here in the coming weeks.

What is the project timeline?

February 2015 through June 2015 – Training sessions for employers and other outreach
July 1, 2015 – Ordinance effective date

For additional information contact Policy Analyst Jason Dedrick, 541.682.5033.

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