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Austin Paid Sick Leave on Life Support

Prospects of Austin’s Paid Sick Leave ordinance actually going into effect took a turn for the worse on November 16, 2018, when the Austin-based Third Court of Appeals held the ordinance is unconstitutional under Texas law. Pro-business groups originally filed suit seeking an injunction prohibiting Austin from enforcing the ordinance. The trial court denied that […]

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Fifth Circuit: Sign Your Arbitration Agreement!

A surprising and cautionary tale for employers from the usually conservative and employer-friendly Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals – you might want to sign your arbitration agreements.  The court last week struck down an employer’s arbitration agreement which was signed by the employee but not by the company.  See here. The arbitration agreement at issue […]


Austin Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

Austin, Texas prides itself on being the Live Music Capital of the World.  Companies with employees in Austin should take note that Austin has a new distinction – the first city in Texas to mandate private employers offer paid sick leave to employees employed within the city limits.  On February 15, 2018, the Austin City […]