Austin sick leave ordinance temporarily blocked by judge (VIDEO)

Austin sick leave ordinance temporarily blocked by judge (VIDEO)

By Spectrum News Staff

TEXAS — The Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District has temporarily blocked Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance from going into effect.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a right-leaning think tank, brought the lawsuit against the city.

Through its litigation center, TPPF represents a coalition of Austin businesses and business associations who say the ordinance would hurt their bottom line.

The ordinance mandates businesses with 15 or fewer employees to provide workers six days of paid sick leave a year.

That number goes up to 8 for larger businesses.

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