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What Employers Need to Know About Austin’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance

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Ill entrepreneur sneezing at officeLast month, the Austin City Council passed a new Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, becoming the first city in Texas to regulate paid sick leave. The Council voted 9-2 to implement the policy, which applies to private-sector employers located in Austin, Texas, and requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees beginning October 1, 2018.

The Texas Tribune posted this article giving an overview of the ordinance and discussing the possibility that Texas lawmakers will overturn the new rule.

For employers wishing to learn some more information about the ordinance and how they can start to prepare to implement the ordinance, please see this article.

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