TRA (and Texas restaurants) had some big wins lately at both the state and national levels with Paid Sick Leave and the 80/20 Rule.
The Paid Sick Leave ordinance was the first of its kind in Texas. After passing earlier this year, a number of powerful business-aligned groups sued. In November, the 3rd Court of Appeals ruled the Austin Paid Sick Leve ordinance was unconstitutional because it violated the Texas Minimum Wage Act.
At the federal level, the 80/20 Rule burdened employers, especially those in hospitality, with tracking the daily activities of tipped employees minute-by-minute. However, recently the Department of Labor abandoned the rule in an opinion letter.
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