Oregon employers should all be aware that Oregon’s new Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law goes into effect on January 1, 2016. We originally reported on the the PSL law’s requirements in July of this year.
Late yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) published its final rules implementing Oregon’s PSL law: download text of the rules (PDF)
BOLI’s rules require employers to provide all employees with written notice of the Oregon PSL law’s substantive requirements. This notice must be provided to all current employees by no later than the end of the employer’s first pay period in 2016. For employees hired after January 1, 2016, this notice must be provided by the end of the new employee’s first pay period. Employers can create and provide their own written notice, however, we recommend using BOLI’s notice, available here (PDF)
Note that the rules also require written notification at least quarterly of the amount of accrued and unused sick time available for use by the employee. This notification can be provided to employees on their paystub.