Dallas Joins Texas Cities Requiring Paid Sick Leave

Law360 (April 25, 2019, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Dallas has now joined other major cities in Texas that will require private employers to provide paid sick leave, even while legislators in Austin are weighing a statewide ban on similar local employment policies.

In a 10-4 vote on Wednesday, the council passed the ordinance that would require employers to provide their Dallas employees with one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Sick time accrued would be capped at 64 hours a year for large companies and 48 hours a year for smaller employers.

With the ordinance set to go into effect Aug. 1, labor and employment...

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