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Some Small Business Owners In Dallas Not Happy About Required Sick Leave

June 21, 2019 - 7:15 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Small businesses in Dallas will have to start giving their employees sick leave starting in August. And not all business owners are happy about it.

Related: Dallas City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring Sick Days

The Dallas City Council approved the new law in April. But at the time, the Texas Legislature was considering a bill to block cities from adopting paid sick time laws for private employers, but lawmakers did not impose that ban.

That means each business will have to offer employees 6-8 sick days a year.

Mark Ruibal, the owner of Ruibal's nursery in the Dallas Farmers Market, opposed the law saying there could be abuse of the mandate by some employees.

Dallas joins Austin and San Antonio as the only Texas cities to adopt a sick time law for private workers but the Austin law could soon wind up in front of the Texas Supreme Court.