Here are Fred’s main takeaways:
The City of Austin’s proposed sick-leave ordinance clearly has implications for private employers that do not currently provide sick leave or paid time off to their employees. Should the ordinance go into effect, those employers will need to begin providing benefits and should seek counsel to ensure they are complying with the record-keeping and other aspects of the ordinance.
What is easy to overlook is that businesses that already offer sick leave would also be impacted. For example, many businesses offer leave for full-time employees, but do not do so for some part time or seasonal employees. As currently proposed, the ordinance requires an… Continue Reading