New Ordinance Requires Private Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Employers often offer vacation days, paid time off and sick days as part of their benefits package, however this is not required by federal law. While there is no federal legal regulation regarding time off or sick leave, states and local law can mandate employers to provide days off.

In August, San Antonio City Council met to vote on a new ordinance that requires private employers doing business in San Antonio to provide sick leave to employees. The ordinance states that for every 30 hours worked the employee gains 1 hour of paid sick leave. Employees can accrue between 48-64 hours to be used for medical, mental, or preventative care.

The new ordinance is scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2019.

Read the full ordinance here.

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