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This bill requires employers with 10 or more employees (6 or more in Portland) to provide paid sick leave for employees, and employees with fewer than 10 emloyees (fewer than 6 in Portland) to provide the equivalent amount of unpaid, job-protected sick leave. Workers earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours per year.
Workers may use the time to care for their own physical or mental illness, injury or health condition; to care for the physical or mental illness, injury or health condition of a family member; for preventative medical care for themselves or a family member; to care for an infant, newly adopted child or newly placed foster child; for the serious health condition of the employee or a family member; to deal with the death of a family member; for reasons related to domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking; or for reasons related to a public health emergency.
Preempts local governments from enacting sick leave requirements.