Sick Leave Ordinance

January 2016 Update

Eugene’s Sick Leave Ordinance was repealed on January 1, 2016. Statewide sick leave law is now in effect.


On June 22, 2015, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 454, enacting a statewide sick leave law that went into effect on January 1, 2016. This legislation preempts local governments from setting any sick leave requirements. As a result, Eugene’s ordinance was repealed on January 1, 2016.  See the Administrative Order repealing the Sick Leave Ordinance.


Employers or employees seeking to learn more about the statewide sick leave law should contact the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.


Related Documents


Sick Leave Task Force 


City Council Discussions

See City Council webcasts and meeting materials: 



Learn More

For additional information contact Policy Analyst Jason Dedrick, 541-682-5033.