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125 E. 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Eugene, OR 97401
Ph: 541-682-5010
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Sick Leave Ordinance
Project Update, January 2015 – The proposed Administrative Rules that will implement the adopted Sick Leave Ordinance were published on January 6, initiating a 15 day comment period. The proposal was based on the feedback received from the public meetings in the fall of 2014 as well as other comments received. The City is inviting your comments and feedback on the draft rules by January 21. The City Manager will then adopt the Administrative Rule by January 31 as proposed or as modified in response to the comments received.

The proposed Rule may be reviewed at the City Manager’s Office, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97401, during normal business hours. It is also available here.

Comments or objections to the proposed Rule provisions must be submitted in writing to Jason Dedrick, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97401, or via e-mail to not later than 5:00 p.m. on January 21, 2015.


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.

What happens next?

The ordinance specifies that administrative rules will be adopted by the City Manager. These rules will provide specific details on the ordinance requirements. Staff will assist the Manager in a process that will solicit feedback and information from the community to ensure that the rules are as thorough and easy to understand and interpret as possible.

What is the project timeline?

August 2014 through January 2015 – Develop administrative rules
January 2015 – Adopt administrative rules
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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