Eugene City Council Kills Local Sick Leave Ordinance

June, 2015

By Ryan Orr, JD, HR and Compliance Consultant
Cascade Employers Association
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On the heels of Oregon’s Legislature passing a statewide sick leave law, Eugene’s city council voted to delay the effective date of the Eugene sick leave ordinance until January 1, 2016 and repeal it on the same date if it is signed into law. The Governor signed the bill into law on June 22, so Eugene’s city council has effectively killed the Eugene sick leave ordinance with its resolution.

What does this mean for you? Any employers who were preparing to comply with the Eugene sick leave ordinance on July 1 are no longer required to do so.

Employers should instead prepare to be in compliance with the statewide sick leave law by January 1, 2016. Employers subject to the Portland sick leave ordinance must remain in compliance with that law until January 1, 2016 when the state law goes into effect.

For additional questions about how sick leave laws affect your organization, contact Cascade today.


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