I am writing today to give you all an update on the City of Austin’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. With all the legislative chatter and court actions it is difficult to know where it stands and what is expected of businesses in Austin. As you may know, during the recent Legislative session the seemingly
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by Rebecca Melancon, Executive Director Several employee benefit issues are being brought before the Austin City Council for new regulation such as the Paid Sick Leave ordinance in February. AIBA is seeking to engage our members and the larger local business community in dialogue about possible upcoming issues with the intent of having a voice in
by Rebecca Melancon, Executive Director On February 15, the City Council passed the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance mandating specified paid sick days for all employees working within the city limits. (See City of Austin Mandated Paid Sick Leave Ordinance). The ordinance takes effect on October 1, 2018. The Rules for Investigation of Complaints and Assessment of Penalties has been issued and
While AIBA was involved with advocacy on this issue, we have no role in the resulting lawsuit. TPPF seeks temporary injunction preventing implementation of city paid sick leave ordinance AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Austin challenging the sick leave ordinance set to go into effect Oct. 1.
The City of Austin has proposed a policy that requires all businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees. The draft ordinance is now available and is scheduled for City Council action in mid February. Read the ordinance here. AIBA polled our members to determine our position by asking for a support or oppose vote on
The Austin City Council recently approved a resolution calling for the City Manager to collect input from stakeholders about policies that would require businesses to provide paid sick leave for their employees. A set of specific proposed policies has not yet been announced. As the voice of local business, AIBA is part of the conversation