For Many Veterans, Veteran's Day Is Just Another Workday

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th November NewsSen. Peter CourtneyVeteran's Day
The sponsor of the legislation says few Oregon veterans have benefited from a new law that spells out how they can ask businesses for Veterans Day off. Senate President Peter Courtney says more work is needed to make private employers aware of the law. The Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/1fwNZJk ) reports that many public employees get the day off, but for many veterans in the private sector, it's another working day. The Legislature passed Courtney's measure in April. It allows veterans to ask private-industry employers 21 days in advance for the day off. It gives employers a variety of options, such as giving the employee the day off either paid or unpaid, offering a different day off, or rejecting the request.

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