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County commissioners in court over paid sick leave law


November 29, 2016

Linn County and eight other counties will know within 30 days if their complaint against the state regarding the new paid sick leave law will be dismissed.

Attorneys for both sides appeared before Judge Daniel Murphy in an hour-long hearing on Nov. 23 in Linn County Circuit Court.

Oregon’s paid sick leave law, which was passed in 2015 and went into effect Jan. 1, applies to employers who have 10 or more employees, with exception of Portland where the threshold is 6.

Under the law, full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers accrue sick time, according to the Bureau of Labor a...

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