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Russell Cawyer Authors Blog on Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

The Austin Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked implementation of Austin’s sick leave ordinance.

Russell Cawyer's blog post—entitled “Austin Court of Appeals Temporarily Enjoins Austin Sick Leave Ordinance” and published on the Texas Employment Law Update—addresses Austin’s sick leave ordinance and the implication on businesses should the law take effect.  Under the measure, most privately owned businesses operating in Austin would be required to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, for as much as 64 hours a year.  The policy was set to take effect Oct. 1. Business interests and GOP leaders said the ordinance violates state law because it amounts to a city-mandated minimum wage.

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