Comments Period Opens for City of Portland Sick Leave Administrative Rules

On August 15, 2013, the City of Portland issued proposed Administrative Rules for the City of Portland Sick Leave Ordinance.  The proposed Rules include expanded definitions of: eligibility and employer coverage; accrual and carry-over; qualifying absences; pay for sick leave; employee notice and documentation; and retaliation.  The Rules also propose some additional obligations for employers including: (i) a requirement that employers include temporary employees, part-time employees, and employees who work outside the City of Portland and the State of Oregon when counting employees for coverage purposes; and (ii) a requirement that employers provide employees with a quarterly notification of the amount of accrued and unused sick time available for use.  The proposed Rules can be found here: http://www.portlandonline.com/attorney/index.cfm?c=63025&a=459822

A public meeting on the proposed Rules is scheduled for August 22, 2013.  Comments are due by September 6, 2013.  More information about the meeting and how to submit comments can be found here:  http://www.portlandonline.com/attorney/index.cfm?c=63025

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