Home Must Reads Eugene sick leave proposal advances

Eugene sick leave proposal advances

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, June 19, 2014

The city council voted 6-2 to develop an ordinance that would require employers to provide paid sick time to employees.

The vote on the far-reaching ordinance followed a 90-minute debate on mandatory sick leave, including whether it’s appropriate for municipal government to dictate how businesses should treat their workers.

“This is one of the most important issues that we will discuss at council in a very long time,” said southeast Councilor Alan Zelenka. “It’s an issue of fairness to workers, but (also) being mindful of the impacts on business.”

Read more at the Register-Guard

 

Comments   

 
Guest
0 #1 Eugene sick leave proposal advancesGuest 2014-06-19 17:58:35
Why does the Eugene City Council feel they have the right to dictate how a private business is run? As long as we provide safe working conditions, they should keep the h@## out of our business. The problem is the liberal lemmings in Eugene keep reelecting these idiots. Now they feel they can do anything since they pushed through the EMX, against public opinion, pushed through the redesign of Willamette Street (for a so called test period) without a public vote and passed an ordinance banning plastic bags AND requiring stores charge five (5) cents for a paper bag. Now, some restaurants no longer offer a bag to carry your takeout food home and clothing retailers don't offer them either. Talk about a security nightmare. What part of "private business" do they not understand? We do not require, nor want, government intervention (at any level) telling us how to run our businesses.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

The business of running a food cart

News
Thursday, June 05, 2014
OBM1BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

What does it take to launch and run one of these mobile food businesses?  


Read more...

Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Guest Blog
Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


Read more...

Reader Input: Energy policy

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014

How serious a problem is climate change? Readers want to have their cake and eat it, too.


Read more...

Powerlist: Credit Unions

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about credit unions with the CEOs of Advantis Credit Union and OSU Federal Credit Union, followed by June's Powerlist.


Read more...

Driving green

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.


Read more...

The Scott Kveton affair

News
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


Read more...

Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

News
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS