What Dallas Employers Need To Know About New Paid Sick Time Ordinance
Earlier this year, Dallas became the third Texas municipality (after Austin and San Antonio) to enact a paid sick time ordinance applicable to private employers. There is no corresponding Texas state law which mandates paid sick time in the private sector.
Unlike the Austin ordinance, which was ruled unconstitutional by a Texas Appellate Court, no Texas court has yet ruled on the constitutionality of the Dallas ordinance. The Texas legislature, which adjourned in May, otherwise enacted no legislation affecting municipal paid sick time ordinances.