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4 questions about Austin’s new sick leave law

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What’s this I hear about a new mandatory sick leave law in Austin?

Q. I have employees in Austin and I’ve heard there’s a new leave law I have to worry about. Can you help?

A. In February, the Austin City Council passed a new ordinance on earned sick time that affects employers in the city.

The ordinance takes effect Oct. 1, 2018, but is likely to be challenged in court almost immediately.

Nevertheless, local employers should be aware of the basic requirements of the law so that they can prepare for the possibility of enforcement this fall.

Employees earn one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. Earned sick time is generally available for use as soon as it is accrued. An employer may restrict an employee from using sick time during the first 60 days of employment, but only if the employer establishes that the employee’s term of employment is at least one year.

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