Many employers don't know about new Oregon veterans law

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Monday, November 11, 2013

A majority of Oregon's 300,000 veterans work for private employers, and some are unaware of a new law. The law, passed in April, suggests private employers give vets Veterans Day off with or without pay.

Earlier this year, Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, sponsored Senate Bill 1, which was passed and signed into law in April. The legislation took effect immediately upon passage and allows veterans to ask private-industry employers for Veterans Day off at least 21 days in advance of the holiday.

The veteran must provide proof of military service, and then the employer can grant the day-off request; make the day off paid or unpaid; deny the request if it would cause undue hardship on the business’ operation; offer the veteran a different day off in lieu of the Monday holiday; or deny the request completely.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

 

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+2 #1 How does this change anything?Guest 2013-11-12 01:54:54
So an employer may or may not grant the request, may or may not give pay... this is exactly what they could do BEFORE so how much time/money did this cost to put into "law"?
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