Federal Judge Says Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Violates State Minimum Wage Law

Employers in the city of Dallas can now disregard the Dallas paid sick leave ordinance. The ordinance, found in Chapter 20 of the Dallas City Code, originally went into effect on August 1, 2019, and required employers with five or more Dallas-based employees to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Two Dallas-based companies and the State of Texas sued the City of Dallas to enjoin it from implementing the ordinance. A temporary injunction was issued on March 30, 2020, to stay the enforcement of the ordinance while the lawsuit was pending. More.


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