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Tag Archives: City of Austin

Austin Passes Law Requiring Private Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Posted in Leave of Absence, News & Commentary
This month the City of Austin passed the State’s first municipal paid sick leave ordinance requiring private employers to provide earned sick time to employees. Beginning on October 1, 2018 (and October 1, 2020 for employers with five or fewer employees), employers with employees working in the City of Austin must provide employees with earned… Continue Reading

Austin, Texas Passes Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance for Private Employers

Posted in Human Resources, News & Commentary
The City of Austin, Texas has joined the long list of municipalities nationally that have adopted ordinances restricting employers ability to make inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background and to act on that information.  Under Austin’s new Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance, an employer with fifteen or more employees in the City of Austin may not: publish… Continue Reading

Austin Enacts Mandatory Rest Breaks for Construction Industry

Posted in Wage & Hour
Effective July 29, 2010, the City of Austin requires employers in the construction industry to provide at least ten minute rest breaks to their employees for every four hours worked.  The ordinance applies to all employers engaged in work associated with construction projects including alteration, demolition, building excavation, maintenance and renovation of structures or sites. Employees… Continue Reading