ORDINANCE & RULES
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 Dallas City Council passed the Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance on April 24, 2019. “Rules for Administrating Chapter 20, ‘Earned Paid Sick Time,’ of the Dallas City Code” clarifies the application and administration of the Ordinance.