Texas Public Policy Foundation Plans to Sue Dallas Over Its New Paid Sick Leave Law

A representative from the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative nonprofit, sent a letter to the city attorney's office of his intent to sue the city over its paid sick leave ordinance on Monday — just a little over a week before the new local law was slated to take effect on Aug. 1. In a letter addressed to Interim City Attorney Chris Caso, Robert Henneke, general counsel and litigation director for the foundation's Center for the American Future, asked Dallas to follow San Antonio's lead and delay implementation of its paid sick leave until Dec. 1. Henneke gave the city a deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday for an answer."Dallas now has the opportunity to show goodwill towards its business community by not forcing businesses to sue their city in order to obtain the same result," Henneke wrote. "Let's do this through agreement rather than by litigation."   Continue reading...

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