City officials know best! Portland,
Ore., employers will be required to provide employees with five
paid sick days per year.
The Associated Press
The City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to make Portland
the fourth U.S. city to mandate that businesses offer sick leave,
requiring employers to give workers up to five days of sick leave
The number of cities could soon expand to five. Philadelphia
City Council members are expected to vote on a similar measure on
The other cities that require sick time are Seattle, San
Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
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