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Category: Employment

JUDGE BLOCKS SAN ANTONIO’S PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE

THE RIVARD REPORT JUDGE BLOCKS SAN ANTONIO’S PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE WRITTEN BY SHARI BIEDIGER Judge Peter Sakai on Friday granted a temporary injunction to local business groups,  blocking the City of San Antonio once again from implementing its paid sick leave ordinance. Sakai ordered that a trial date be set as soon as possible. In civil cases, that requires all parties in the case to coordinate with the court clerk to choose a date, which could delay the matter for months. The Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance would have required all employers to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked starting Dec. 1. “At […]

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SAN ANTONIO’S NEW SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE

August is fast approaching, and with it comes the effective date for San Antonio’s new sick leave ordinance. Under Chapter 15, Article XI “Ordinance”, of the City Code of San Antonio, “Earned Paid Sick Time” has been added to govern the amount of paid sick leave an employer is required to provide their employees. Business owners are starting to ask questions: “What does this mean?” and “What changes need to be made?” These questions are of the utmost importance to employers in San Antonio. Beginning August 1st, any employer located in the city of San Antonio with more than five (5) employees must provide paid sick leave. The Ordinance allows […]