What's Next For San Antonio's Paid Sick Leave Program?
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Starting in August, an ordinance requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave will be enforced. But some employers in San Antonio are worried about the feasibility of offering this benefit.
The paid sick leave ordinance will require employers to offer one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. The limit to the amount of time earned varies by business size. For example, businesses with fewer than 15 employees can give a maximum of 48 hours of leave annually.
The ordinance was created to give workers earned time off for medical issues ranging from injury, illness, medical treatment or caring for a family member. The paid sick leave ordinance only applies to businesses operating within city limits and do not already offer earned sick leave or a comparable policy.
In an attempt to implement the ordinance with as little confusion as possible, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is hosting information sessions in July.
How will businesses be affected? What does this mean for employees? What are the next steps to implementation? With state level opposition to paid sick leave what will be the larger impact of this ordinance?
The next available session will take place on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. at PreK 4 SA East Campus on 5230 Eisenhauer Rd.
- Colleen Bridger, interim assistant City Manager
- Jennifer Herriot, interim director of San Antonio Metropolitan Health
- Francisco Campos, Paid Sick Leave Program Manager
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