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Sick Leave Ordinance
Project Update, October 2014 – The next step with the implementation of the adopted Sick Leave Ordinance is the creation of the administrative rules. Prior to creating a draft of these rules, staff would like to receive input from the community on what should be addressed in the rules. To this end, a series of public meetings have been scheduled:

  • Tuesday, October 21, 6:00-8:30 pm in Harris Hall, Lane County Public Service Building
  • Tuesday, October 28, 6:00-8:30 pm in the Bascom/Tykeson Room, Eugene Public Library
  • Thursday, November 6, 6:00-8:30 pm in the Bascom/Tykeson Room, Eugene Public Library

Each of the meetings will essentially be the same, so you only need to attend one of these meetings to share your comments. A document intended to guide your involvement in these meetings has been prepared and is available here. 

Please RSVP to Jason Dedrick at 541-682-5033 or if you plan to attend a meeting so that we can plan accordingly.


Below is information on a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Eugene’s Sick Leave Ordinance. Additional FAQs can be found here

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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