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What's Next For San Antonio's Paid Sick Leave Program?

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TUESDAY at noon on "The Source" —

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 ordinancewill 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.


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*Audio for this interview will be available by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2. 

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Dallas Williams is a Producer for The Source at Texas Public Radio. With a degree in Mass Communication — Broadcast Media, Dallas brings a unique perspective and a passion to producing a live, call-talk show.
Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.