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  • Effective January 1, 2014....

    All employers with employees working within the city of Portland will need to comply with the requirements of the Protected Sick Time law, including providing notice to employees of the business policies and procedures regarding notification and use of sick time. 
    Get the basic facts you need directly from the City of Portland.
Through July 31, BOLI will be focusing on training and providing technical assistance to employers, but that does not mean employers can afford to ignore the new requirements. 
During this “easing in” period, businesses will have up to 30 days to remedy problems and compensate employees as appropriate, but Portland's new ordinance comes with some stiff civil penalties. 
BOLI and the City of Portland will be offering a series of FREE trainings and technical assistance to help employers adapt to the new requirements. 
Make sure you know how this law will impact your business!

Under the Portland protected sick time law, employees accrue one hour of sick time for every 30 hours of work performed in Portland, up to a maximum of 40 hours per year.   Employees may also carry over up to 40 hours of unused sick time to the following year.

While employers with five or fewer employees must only provide unpaid sick time, employers with six or more employees are required to provide paid sick time to their employees. 
It is unlawful for an employer to take any retaliatory personnel action against any person for exercising rights or attempting to exercise rights under the ordinance.
Any person claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of the ordinance may file a complaint with BOLI.