FAQs about Eugene's paid sick leave ordinance

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.

How can I get involved in the rule-making process?

Although the details have not yet been determined, it is likely that a series of meetings (that will be open to the public) will be convened in the fall to work on specific sections of the administrative rules. Please contact Jason Dedrick at 541-682-5033 or if you are interested in participating in the process.

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