Texas Association of Business et al. & State of Texas v. City of Austin
- Court: Court of Appeals for the Third Judicial District, Austin, Texas
- Issue: Employment
- Status: Decided November 2018
Whether the City of Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance is lawful.
The Retail Litigation Center filed an amicus brief asking a Texas intermediate appellate court to enjoin enforcement of the City of Austin's paid sick leave ordinance on the grounds that the ordinance is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. The RLC's brief explains the benefits that state-wide uniformity provides to employers and employees. The Texas Retailers Association and the Restaurant Law Center joined the brief.
The Court held that the City of Austin's paid sick leave ordinance is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act.
Procedural History & Case Documents:
- Opinion, November 2018