ESI/Employee Solutions LP, Hagan Law Group LLC, and the State of Texas sued the City of Dallas in the Eastern District of Texas and sought an injunction to halt the implementation of the City of Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and sought a declaration that the ordinance invalid.
On March 31, 2021, the federal district court has now determined that the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act and is in violation of the Texas Constitution. The Court has declared that the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is, therefore, permanently enjoined and unenforceable against any person, business, or other entity.
The City of Dallas
Earned Paid Sick Time (Paid Sick Leave) Ordinance went into effect on August 1, 2019 for employers with 6 or more employees.
The City of Dallas will not enforce the Ordinance, except for violations of the anti-retaliation provision, until April 1, 2020. No part of the Ordinance goes into effect for employers with 5 or fewer employees until August 1, 2021.
The Ordinance covers employees who work at least 80 hours within the geographic boundaries of the City of Dallas in a year. Review the City of Dallas boundary map to determine if a location is within the geographic boundaries of the City of Dallas.
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