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Tell Legislature To Draw The Line On Paid Leave Regulations

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by Jules VanSant.

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The House Committee on Early Childhood and Family Supports will hold a public hearing on HB 3087 at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 23. This bill is one of the top priorities of Family Forward Oregon and other advocacy groups, and they have launched a drive to recruit supporters to flood the Capitol for the hearing. We need your help to make sure that Legislators know that this is an important issue for employers, too.

Most businesses support the concept of family leave. Many already offer paid leave that can be used for extended family-related absences. But HB 3087 creates conditions that would make it costly and difficult for businesses - especially small ones - to plan and manage their operations.

Legislators need to hear how some of the requirements of HB 3087 would hurt employers and their customers. Among the more troubling aspects of HB 3087:

Please consider writing or calling your representative. Be specific when explaining why HB 3807 is bad for your business. Emphasize that you still are adjusting your operations to account for mandatory paid sick leave, a higher minimum wage, and other new regulations.

If you don’t know your state representative, you can find him or her here.

You may also direct your comments to the House Committee on Early Childhood and Family Supports:

To view the above bill, you may go to the Oregon Legislative Information System.

If you would like more information on the bill or the work session, please contact Betsy Earls.

Betsy Earls | Vice President & CounselAssociated Oregon IndustriesP: 503.588.0050 | E: betsyearls@aoi.org 1149 Court Street NE | Salem, OR 97301-4030 | www.aoi.org