Austin’s latest sick-leave mandate attempt rejected by Texas Supreme Court

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Austin residents address Austin City Council ahead of the second reading of the proposed changes to Austin’s land development code. (KXAN Photo/ Alyssa Goard).

AUSTIN (KXAN/Austin Business Journal) — Local businesses don’t have to provide paid-sick leave for their employees following a Texas Supreme Court decision — at least not yet — the Austin Business Journal reports.

In 2018, the City of Austin passed a resolution mandating that private businesses provide sick leave for employees, but a Texas business group filed a lawsuit saying the ordinance violated the Texas Constitution.

On June 5, the Texas Supreme Court rejected the City’s petition to review a lower court decision that blocked the ordinance.

The Austin Business Journal’s Daniel Salazar reports the fight isn’t over for the City.

You can read the full article here in the Austin Business Journal.

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