DOL Clarifies That the FFCRA Does Not Restrict Employers from Laying Off, Furloughing Employees

Since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, employers have posed one question more than all others: Does the FFCRA somehow protect employees from layoff (or furlough), at least until after paid leave required by the Act has been provided? In recent informal guidance, the U.S. Department …read more »

Another Texas City Passes a Paid Sick Leave Law — Will Other Employee Protections Be Next?

On April 24, 2019, Dallas joined Austin and San Antonio in passing a paid sick leave law.  See our previous posts about the Austin and San Antonio laws here and here.   Under the Dallas law, the amount of paid sick leave varies according to the size of the employer.  There are rules regarding the ordinance’s …read more »

San Antonio Joins Austin in Passing a Paid Sick Leave Law—But Will These Laws Survive, and What’s Next for Paid Sick Leave?

On August 16, 2018, San Antonio joined Austin to become the second major city in Texas to pass a paid sick leave ordinance.  The law allows workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked in San Antonio, up to a maximum of 64 hours of paid leave each year …read more »