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Portland Protected Sick Time Ordinance

Phone: 503-823-3008


  • Effective January 1, 2016.... Oregon's statewide sick time law (OL 537, 2015) became effective January 1, 2016.

  • Learn more about what Protected Sick Time means for you

  • Employer Resources & Enforcement Information from BOLI


Our Mission Statement

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. The ordinance is intended to mitigate the spread of disease and to allow employees to care for themselves and family members, making Portland a healthier, more productive community.

The Oregon legislative assembly passed Senate Bill 454, requiring all employers provide sick time for their employees, effective January 1, 2016.

You can find more information on the Oregon Sick Leave webpage

  • Jasmine Wadsworth, Constituent Specialist and Policy Advisor

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