Businesses React to Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Some businesses in Eugene say they’re ready to make adjustments, now that the city has passed a controversial sick leave ordinance. Monday night’s vote comes after months of talks and comments from a divided community. The ordinance requires employers to provide workers with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene could join a number of other cities, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Portland, requiring all employers to provide sick leave for their employees. Over the last several months the community has debated the ordinance, and now the city council is scheduled to make a decision Monday … Continue reading »

Study: Sick Leave Ordinance Impacts

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene City Councilors will vote on the controversial Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Monday. The issue has divided the community because of differing opinions about how it will change businesses in Eugene. Some employers fear the ordinance will cost them more money because workers will take advantage of the system. Others speculate it will … Continue reading »

County Passes Sick Leave Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene will take public comment Monday night on a proposal that would require paid sick leave for workers. Lane County took action Monday morning with three new ordinances. Monday morning dozens of business owners and union members packed into Harris Hall to voice their opinions to commissioners about the … Continue reading »

Sick Leave Ordinance Up for Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — On Monday, the topic of mandatory sick leave will be up for discussion. The Eugene City Council is scheduled to listen to public comment on a sick leave ordinance Monday night, but the Lane County board is holding an emergency meeting that morning in hopes of halting the decision. The board believes … Continue reading »