January 9th, 2019

Portland panel to press on with paid sick leave plan after dozens weigh in

Supporters of a proposal to create a paid sick leave ordinance in Portland won a victory Tuesday night when a city committee agreed to create a universal policy for both large and small businesses. But the ordinance has yet to be voted on, and several employers say that a paid sick leave mandate would unfairly burden businesses. As a business owner, Dave Aceto of Arcadia National Bar in Portland says he loses sleep over a lot of things. Did he remember to lock up? Will people come to special events?