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Paid sick leave city ordinances and paid sick leave preemption on the state level have been front and center in the news. Three cities, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas have passed local paid sick leave ordinances within the last year, with the San Antonio and Dallas ordinances set to go into effect on August 1. The Austin ordinance is not in effect because the Third Court of Appeals held it to be unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the Texas Legislature failed to pass legislation to preempt these ordinances in the recently concluded 2019 legislative session, and litigation may be necessary to stop the ordinances. Restaurants in San Antonio and Dallas need to get ready. With no statewide preemption, TRA, its chapters, membership and leaders need to be ever vigilant in watching out for these harmful ordinances and to engage early in the process to advocate what is best for the restaurant industry. In our latest special edition two-minute TRA News, find out the latest about these ordinances, how it may affect you and what you can do.
John Marshall High School Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Becky J. Salter is the latest recipient of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (TRAEF) Educator Excellence Award. Salter has 14 years of experience in family consumer science and culinary arts, and has been teaching at John Marshall High School in Northside ISD for nearly ten years.
Paid sick leave city ordinances and paid sick leave preemption on the state level have been front and center in the news. Three cities, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas have passed local paid sick leave ordinances within the last year, with the San Antonio and Dallas ordinances set to go into effect on August 1. The Austin ordinance is not in effect because the Third Court of Appeals held it to be unconstitutional.
In this recorded webinar, join TRA general counsel Kenneth Besserman and advocacy manager Rebecca Robinson in an informative, insightful, in-depth look at the 86th Legislative Session. Go behind-the-scenes with detailed bill analyses, an outline of key legislative priorities and find out what they mean to you and your business.
Houston: The New Culinary Capital of the South, is our destination for the 2019 TRA Marketplace. You won't want to miss this restaurant business focused event, with plenty of culinary demonstrations, unique vendors, and practical education. Bring your whole team out to celebrate our industry!
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