Portland commissioner proposes sick leave rule

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, January 18, 2013

Commissioner Amanda Fritz proposed a mandated sick leave rule for Portland businesses.

Labor advocates have been pressing the Portland City Council since last year for a fix for hourly employees who fear losing their jobs if they miss work, even when they or their child is sick. San Francisco and Seattle are among places with similar laws.

As currently written, the proposal would require all private employers in Portland and the city of Portland to give employees up to 40 hours off each year, awarding one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. For businesses with at least six employees, that time off would be paid; smaller companies would be required to provide unpaid leave. Employees would need to work at least 240 hours a year to qualify.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}sick leave{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY OREGON BUSINESS STAFF

An SEC rule targets the disparity between executive and employee compensation, reigniting a long-standing debate about corporate social responsibility.


Read more...

Carbon Power

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Researchers in a multitude of disciplines are searching for ways to soak up excess carbon dioxide, the compound that contributes to global warming.


Read more...

The Carbon Calculus

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.


Read more...

Closing the Gap: The two Oregons and the way forward

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

"Nostalgia is not an economic strategy."


Read more...

Political theater

News
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
0107-orbizplansum14-thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

The Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit drew more than 1,000 people to the Oregon Convention Center yesterday.


Read more...

Free Falling

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, December 18, 2014
121714-oilprice-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR

The implosion of the energy complex: The best thing for low oil prices is low oil prices.


Read more...

Legislative Preview: A Shifting Balance

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY APRIL STREETER

Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.


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