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Texas Judge Grants Hold on San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Law

Nov. 22, 2019, 4:57 PM

San Antonio’s paid sick leave mandate was temporarily placed on hold Nov. 22 by a judge in Bexar County, Texas, further delaying the ordinance’s Dec. 1 effective date.

A group of San Antonio businesses—including the Associated Builders & Contractors of South Texas, the American Staffing Association, the San Antonio Restaurant Association, and the San Antonio Manufacturers Association, among others—filed a request for an injunction Oct. 30. The group is arguing the city’s requirement that employers give workers earned sick leave violates Texas’s minimum wage law.

The decision from the state’s 225th District Court is the second time a Texas ...

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