Prior To 2018, Did Any Southern Cities Require Employers To Provide Paid Sick Leave?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartMay 8, 2019 10:00 am,

On April 24, the Dallas City Council passed an ordinance requiring employers in the city to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar, who worked to get the Austin City Council to pass a similar ordinance, tweeted in celebration:

Dallas, San Antonio and Austin have all passed paid sick leave policies. But is it true that no cities in the South had guaranteed paid sick leave a year ago?

Madlin Mekelburg of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team based at the Austin American-Statesman has the answer.

See how Casar’s claim scored in the player above.

Written by Morgan Kuehler.