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Russell Cawyer Authors Blog on Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

Employers in Dallas and San Antonio must prepare for the implementation of the local paid sick leave laws that take effect August 1, 2019.

Russell Cawyer's blog post—entitled “Employers in Dallas and San Antonio Prepare for Paid Sick Leave” and published on the Texas Employment Law Update—addresses Dallas and San Antonio’s local ordinances requiring private employers in the cities to provide paid sick leave for employees.  Under the ordinances, private employers doing business in Dallas and San Antonio are required to provide one hour of paid sick leave to employees for every 30 hours worked.  The ordinances allow employees to accrue between 48 and 64 hours of paid sick leave to be used if the employee or the employee’s family member is sick or injured; is a victim of stalking, domestic abuse, or sexual assault; or otherwise requires medical, mental, or preventive care.  The ordinances in Dallas and San Antonio are scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2019, but employers with five or fewer employees will have until 2021 to comply.




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