The Austin, Texas City Council enacted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance that applies to private sector employees. With the ordinance taking effect on October 1, 2018 for employers with six or more employees (coverage for smaller employers begins on October 1, 2020), the new leave ordinance requires your handbook to include a notice of such leave. Is your handbook ready? Are you ready for any notices that have to be sent to your employees? I know, scary questions and maybe even scarier answers? Don't worry, thought. HR Cubed is all you need!
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With the new ordinance, employees who work at least 80 hours in Austin in a calendar year will be covered. Eligible employees will accrue paid sick and safe leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to 64 hours annually (or up to 48 hours annually for businesses with 15 or fewer employees). Employers may also limit usage of accrued leave to no more than 8 calendar days per year.
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