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Sick Leave Ordinance
Grace Period
The Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2015. The Administrative Rules enacting the ordinance specify a grace period set by the City Manager. The current grace period ends January 1, 2016. Before then no civil penalties will be imposed.

Pending Legislation
Currently the 2015 Oregon Legislature is considering Bills that would require all employers in the State to implement sick time for employees and would also preempt all local Ordinances and City Codes, including Eugene’s Ordinance. These bills have progressed through committees and will likely be referred for a vote by the legislature this session, which is scheduled to end July 11. It is worth noting that while similar to Eugene’s Ordinance, some important draft provisions are different. In order to avoid the situation where employers incur resources to address Eugene’s Ordinance only to then be subject to a new and likely somewhat different state law, the grace period for Eugene’s Ordinance has been extended to January 1, 2016 and any trainings are being delayed until June.

The revised training schedule is as follows:
  • June 15, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • July 2, 9:30-11:30 am
  • July 16, 1:30-3:30 pm

All sessions will be identical in content and format and will be held in the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave. in the Bascom/Tykeson room on the ground floor.

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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