Bills Banning Local Paid Sick Leave, Employee Benefits Rules Pass in Texas Senate

AUSTIN — Texas cities would be banned from requiring private businesses to offer paid sick leave and other employment benefits under two bills the Texas Senate approved on Thursday.Senate Bills 2485 and 2487 would bar municipalities from mandating that private businesses offer paid sick leave and vacation time and provide health and retirement benefits to their workers. The bills passed along party line votes after senators finished their debate in the early evening.   Continue reading...

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