In Texas, cities are attempting to enact legislation that mandates paid time off/sick leave. In February, the City of Austin passed a paid-time-off ordinance. It does not go into effect until October. In the meantime lawsuits have been filed to stop the ordinance and there are efforts in the Texas legislature to prevent such ordinances. Today, I read in the Dallas Morning News that the City of DeSoto has become the first North Texas city to enact paid family leave. The point is the trend towards this type of legislation is on the upswing. Depending on your views, more progressive or liberal towns, cities, and counties are pushing this type of ordinance. Conservative groups or legislatures will then attack the ordinance.
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