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Paid Sick Leave

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The city’s paid sick time ordinance may get a new name and policies under revisions proposed by a city commission.

District judge delays San Antonio’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to December. It was set to start next Thursday, August 1.
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San Antonio’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance will be delayed for four months.


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A Bexar County judge has postponed a request to delay the implementation of San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance.

Business groups suing over the ordinance and the city requested the delay late Friday.  MOVE Texas and the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) intervened in hopes of stopping the request. Judge Monique Diaz agreed with TOP’s attorneys who argued they didn’t have enough time to prepare for Monday’s hearing.  

The decision is a temporary pause and will be considered on Wednesday – the day the full lawsuit is scheduled to be considered.

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A Bexar County judge has initially denied a request to delay the implementation of San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance to December. Judge Monique Diaz decided intervenors — the Texas Organizing Project — did not have enough time to prepare for today’s hearing.

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Planning for San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance continues as a lawsuit has been filed trying to stop it from taking effect on August 1.  

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The City of San Antonio may face a lawsuit over its upcoming Paid Sick Leave ordinance. 


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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. 

  

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Starting in August, San Antonio employers are required to offer paid sick leave to employees — or they could face a $500 fine each time they don’t.


From Texas Standard:

Momentum for one of Gov. Greg Abbott's priority issues this legislative session appears to have dwindled. Ordinances passed in Dallas, Austin and other Texas cities, which require private employers to offer paid sick leave to employees, will remain on the books now that an attempt to prohibit them failed to pass in the legislature.

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A San Antonio City Council committee charged with appointing a commission to oversee the city’s mandatory paid sick leave policy for businesses weighed the political impact of new bills from the 2019 Texas legislative session and an Austin court decision that could derail the ordinance.

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