San Antonio Issues FAQs Regarding Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Date   Jun 28, 2019

As discussed in our June 20, 2019 Alert, although the state of Texas does not require employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, the cities of Dallas, San Antonio and Austin have all recently passed ordinances which would require almost all employers with employees who work in those cities to provide paid sick leave to those employees. To provide guidance to employers, San Antonio has recently created a FAQ document about its ordinance. It can be found here. The city’s Metropolitan Health District will not be assessing penalties for violations, except in cases of retaliation, until April 1, 2020. From August 1, 2019 until April 1, 2020, the District will be focusing on educational compliance.

We will continue to keep you updated on developments regarding these ordinances as the deadline for compliance draws near. If you have any questions about the ordinances or other labor or employment issues, please contact the author of this Alert, Rachel Z. Ullrich,, partner in our Dallas office. Of course, you may also contact the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.