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Portland Protected Sick Time Ordinance

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Best Practices for Employers

Join us for a public forum on July 29th at Portland Building, Conference Room C from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Forum is intended to support businesses implementing Portland's Protected Sick Time (PPST) Ordinance*. This will be an opportunity for employers, human resource personnel, business service providers, employees and consultants to share their challenges, solutions, and best practices for policies and procedures that address the new law. 


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If you are unfamiliar with the PPST regulations please click here for a web-version of the technical assistance training for employers. For additional materials, in other languages, please click here.

The format will be presentations and public discussions on topic areas of interest that we have heard over the past 6 months. We will allow time for participants to constructively discuss the issues they are challenged with, and solutions they may have found.

Best practices topics likely to be discussed:

  • Quarterly Notification to Employees

  • Tracking Hours Worked in the City

  • Dealing with Potential Employee Abuse of Sick Time

  • Tracking Hours Used: Sick Time vs. PTO

  • Sick Time & PTO Accrual and Carryover

  • Frontloading

  • Payroll System Changes




Discussions will help to clarify processes and procedures that can make the regulations more effective, understandable and efficient for employees and employers. We expect to identify employer needs to offer further support in implementing the ordinance, and we also hope to give businesses and service providers a chance to share their templates and tools on the Portland Protected Sick Time website.

*The Protected Sick Time Ordinance approved by 2013 Portland City Council, ensures that all Persons working in the City of Portland can earn sick time to use when they or a family member are sick, injured, or need preventative health care. For more information about the ordinance, please see:


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