The Dallas City Council recently approved an ordinance that would require Dallas employers to provide paid sick leave for employees. The maximum amount employees can take annually is:
Other guidelines include:
Both Austin and San Antonio have passed similar ordinances, which are currently on hold pending litigation, as well as the Texas state legislature has several pending bills that would stop cities from enforcing paid sick leave ordinances. With these two obstacles, the Dallas paid sick leave ordinance may not become effective. We will keep you updated on the status.