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Businesses continue court battle aimed at blocking city’s paid sick leave ordinance

Paid sick leave advocates rally at Bexar County Courthouse/KTSA Photo-Elizabeth Ruiz

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A daylong hearing on San Antonio’s Sick and Safe Leave ordinance has ended with no ruling on a request for an injunction.

The policy is scheduled to go into effect December 1, but a coalition of businesses is trying to delay it until a lawsuit goes to trial. The ordinance requires businesses to provide employees one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum of 56 hours per year. That applies to all companies that operate in San Antonio, no matter the size.

Attorney Ricardo Cedillo represents a group of businesses in a lawsuit fighting the Sick and Safe Leave ordinance.

Judge Peter Sakai says he’ll rule before the end of the month on their request for an injunction which would  stop the policy from going into effect December 1st.


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