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

Question Presented:
Whether the City of Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance is lawful.

RLC's Position:

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.

Case Outcome:

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:

  Download


Stay in the know

Subscribe to our newsletter