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Austin, Texas Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST

Paid Sick Leave Trend Comes South to Austin, Texas

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

Austin, Texas, has enacted a new ordinance that will soon require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.

Austin’s Earned Sick Time Ordinance: 8 Things You Need to Know

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

In the early hours of February 16, 2018, the Austin City Council passed a new ordinance on earned sick time that affects employers in Austin, Texas. The ordinance will not take effect until October 1, 2018, and is likely to be challenged in court almost immediately.

Does Anything Good Happen After Midnight? Austin, Texas Adopts Paid Sick Leave

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EST

At approximately 1:00 a.m. CST on February 16, 2018, the Austin, Texas City Council approved an ordinance establishing a paid sick leave requirement that will apply to all private employers located within the City. If, as expected, the mayor signs the ordinance, Austin will join the growing list of cities and states obligating employers to grant paid sick time to workers.

New Texas Laws Taking Effect September 1, 2017

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EST

Though employment issues were not the focus of the 85th Regular and Special Legislative Sessions of the Texas Legislature, Texas employers should be aware of a handful of new Texas laws which take effect September 1, 2017.

Texas Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EST

On June 6, 2017, Texas became the 47th state to enact a state-wide ban on texting while driving. The new law (HR 62) prohibits drivers from reading, writing or sending electronic messages unless the vehicle is stopped. It does not, however, prohibit dialing a number to call someone, setting a GPS device, listening to music programs or even surfing on the Internet.

Texas Amends its Uniform Trade Secrets Act

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EST

Texas Two-Step: Gig Businesses In The Lone Star State Get Two Pieces Of Good News

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EST

Gig economy companies in Texas were on the receiving end of two pieces of good news in the last several weeks. Most recently, the state legislature passed and the governor signed into law a bill that will all but assure ride-sharing companies that their workers will be classified as independent contractors and not subject to costly misclassification cases. As my Dallas partner Art Lambert wrote in a legal alert from earlier this week, H.B. 100 ensures that any driver working for a transportation network company (TNC), defined as any entity using a digital network to connect a rider to a driver to provide prearranged rides, is properly classified as an independent contractor as long as long as four simple requirements are met: