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Court denies paid sick leave injunction

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

On Tuesday, Judge Tim Sulak ruled to deny a temporary injunction that would have put Austin’s new paid sick days ordinance on hold. Several organizations, including the Texas Association of Business, the National Federation of Independent Business and the American Staffing Association, filed suit against the city on the grounds that the paid sick leave ordinance violates the Texas Constitution. Though the court case will continue in district court, the law is scheduled go into effect Oct. 1 for large businesses. Challenges during the next state legislative session are expected. City Council approved the ordinance earlier this year in a vote of 9-2 with Council members Ora Houston and Ellen Troxclair voting in opposition.

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