ORS 653.490
Local work schedule requirements; preemption; exceptions


As used in this section:


“Enact” includes but is not limited to adopt, amend, refer or pass with a delayed operative or effective date.


“Local government” includes a county, city, district or other public corporation, authority or entity organized and existing under statute or city or county charter.


“Work schedule” means the days and times during which an employee is required by an employer to perform the duties for which the employee will receive compensation. “Work schedule” does not include employee time off for medical reasons or sick time.


The State of Oregon preempts all charter and statutory authority of local governments to enact a requirement relating to work schedules.


Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, a local government may set work schedule requirements:


For public employers; and


In specifications for public contracts or subcontracts entered into by the local government. [2015 c.591 §1; 2017 c.691 §14]
Note: 653.490 (Local work schedule requirements) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 653 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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May. 15, 2020