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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.”

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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.
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