Tag: Texas

Unemployment Compensation and Employee Classification in Gig Economy On April 26, 2019, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) amended the state’s unemployment insurance law, at Tex. Admin. Code tit. 40, § 815.134, to develop an employment status analysis for workers who use a marketplace platform’s digital network to conduct their own independent businesses. Such workers are…

Court of Appeals Declares Austin Paid Sick Leave Law Unconstitutional On November 16, 2018, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, at Austin, held that Austin’s paid sick leave violates the Texas Constitution because it is pre-empted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. According to the court’s opinion, “We hold that the Texas Minimum Wage…

Austin Paid Sick Leave Temporarily Blocked On August 17, 2018, an Austin-based appeals court blocked the city’s paid sick leave ordinance, which would have required private employers to provide employees with paid sick leave when it took effect October 1, 2018. The court ruling temporarily blocks the ordinance from going into effect while portions of…