Barring legal action and an injunction, employers that have an employee performing at least 80 hours per year in San Antonio should be prepared to comply with the city’s new paid sick leave ordinance beginning on August 1, 2019. Russell Cawyer's
blog post—entitled “San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Law Scheduled to Take Effect August 1, 2019”
and published on the Texas Employment Law Update—addresses San Antonio’s local ordinance requiring private employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for employees. Under the ordinance, private employers doing business in San Antonio are required to provide one hour of paid sick leave to employees for every 30 hours worked. The ordinance allows 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 both 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.