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In a decision with potentially major repercussions for the restaurant industry, yesterday the Portland City Council unanimously approved a "sick leave ordinance" that mandates sick leave for all Portland employees. According to a report, 80 percent of Portland restaurant employees currently have no paid sick leave; the ordinance requires businesses with more than six employees to provide paid time off. The policy is scheduled to take effect in early 2014; more here. [OregonLive, Mercury]

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