• Judge Stops San Antonio’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

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    Friday morning, State District Judge Peter Sakai sided with a coalition of business groups, of which TFFA is a member, and granted a motion for injunction on San Antonio’s “Safe and Sick Leave” Ordinance. The controversial ordinance to require San Antonio employers to provide paid sick leave to an estimated 354,000 workers who currently do not receive the benefit, had been scheduled to take effect December 1st. The injunction coincides with current legal challenges to paid sick leave ordinances that are being reviewed by the Texas Supreme Court.
     
    TFFA is a member of the business coalition, The Alliance for Securing & Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET), which is leading the Supreme Court challenge to local paid sick leave ordinances in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. The coalition sued on the grounds that the ordinance — approved by the San Antonio City Council last August and revised by council members last month — violates the state constitution by requiring employers to do more than the state’s minimum wage law requires.
    • San Antonio – The ordinance is on hold pending Texas Supreme Court Ruling
    • Austin – The ordinance is on hold pending Texas Supreme Court Ruling
    • Dallas – The ordinance is currently in effect, but will not be enforced by the city until April 1st
     TFFA and the ASSET business coalition continue to work against these hurtful, anti-business ordinances as the challenges work their way through the Texas Supreme Court and will keep you apprised of any updates or court rulings.

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