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Sick Leave Ordinance
June 17, 2015 Update

At a Work Session on June 17, 2015, the Eugene City Council voted to:

  • Move the implementation date of the Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance to January 1, 2016, effective immediately. 
  • Automatically repeal the ordinance on January 1, 2016, should the pending statewide sick leave legislation that has been passed by both the Oregon House and Senate be signed into law (and not referred to voters). 

All trainings that had been scheduled associated with the Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance have been cancelled. The City will provide any additional updates to this website regarding the status of statewide legislation as soon as information becomes available. Details on the status and specific provisions of the statewide legislation can be found at the link below:


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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