Texas Employment Law Update

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City of Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Scheduled to Take Effect August 1, 2019

Posted in Leave of Absence, News & Commentary, Wage & Hour
The City of Dallas passed a paid sick leave ordinance requiring private employers to provide up to 64 hours of paid sick leave to employees working in the City. Barring court intervention, the law will take effect August 1, 2019.  Here are the highlights of the ordinance: Requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide… Continue Reading

Employers in Dallas and San Antonio Prepare for Paid Sick Leave

Posted in Leave of Absence, Legislation, News & Commentary, Wage & Hour
The Texas Legislature ended its session last week without passing a bill that preempts municipalities from passing laws requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. Consequently, employers in Dallas and San Antonio must prepare for the implementation of the local paid sick leave laws that take effect August 1, 2019. Dallas, San… Continue Reading

Dallas Court of Appeals Holds that Award of Stock Options to Employee May Not Be Sufficient to Support Covenant not to Compete

Posted in Noncompetes and Restrictive Covenants
In a recent opinion of the Dallas Court of Appeals, the Court held that an insurance brokerage and consulting service firm’s noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreement obtained in return for an award of stock options to an employee was unenforceable under Texas law. (See opinion here). Rex Cook was a long-term employee of Marsh USA, Inc. Prior to… Continue Reading