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Survey Shows Pandemic’s Toll on Business, Spotlights Need for Legislative Action

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(AUSTIN) — Newly released survey results from ASSET and other leading business groups in Texas illustrate the pandemic’s profound impact on economic activity and employment in Texas. The online survey of more than 500 employers in Texas was conducted between July and August 2020. It demonstrates the need for Texas legislators to take action during…

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Texas employers salute Governor’s focus on growth

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The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET), a coalition of business groups representing millions of Texas employers, released the following statement after Governor Greg Abbott’s 2021 State of the State address: “Governor Abbott is leading with an agenda that will foster economic growth and allow opportunities for individual Texans to flourish.…

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Viewpoint: Sick Leave Mandate Rightly Hindered

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By Annie Spilman – Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas The Texas Supreme Court has given Austin employers some much needed certainty in these very uncertain times. By declining to hear the city of Austin’s paid sick leave case, the Supreme Court left standing a Third Court of Appeals ruling deeming the…

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Statement on Texas Supreme Court Decision Not to Hear Austin Employment Ordinance Case

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) today released the following statement regarding the Texas Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the city of Austin’s paid sick leave case. The city’s ordinance was struck down as unconstitutional by Texas’ Third Court of Appeals. Because the Supreme Court declined to hear the…

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Statement on Gov. Abbott’s Plan to Reopen Texas Economy

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) today released the following statement regarding Gov. Abbott’s plan to gradually reopen Texas’ economy following the coronavirus: “Employers are deeply concerned about the wellbeing of their communities and protecting the livelihoods of their employees,” ASSET Spokeswoman Annie Spilman said. “As the past few weeks…

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Statement on Federal Court Injunction of Dallas Employment Ordinance

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) today released the following statement regarding an injunction by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas of the city of Dallas’ paid sick leave ordinance, which was set to begin enforcement on April 1: “Employers are committed to the wellbeing of…

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Statement on Paid Sick Leave

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) today released the following statement to address misinformation about paid sick leave related to the spread of Coronavirus: “Texas employers are committed to keeping their employees safe and healthy, which is why 68 percent of Texans have paid time off, the highest percentage of…

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Judge Puts Hold on Overreaching San Antonio Sick Leave Policy

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AUSTIN—State District Judge Peter Sakai has issued a hold on San Antonio’s overreaching sick leave policy, agreeing that it violates the Texas Constitution by mandating that employers provide more than what is required by Texas’ minimum wage law. The ordinance was set to go into effect December 1. “We are pleased that Judge Sakai stood…

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Employment regulations deserve a statewide solution

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By Annie Spilman “With some of these issues that we face, if we were to try to start our business today, we may not be able to.” “As a compliance officer, that’s a nightmare.” “That has the possibility of sinking my company.” These were just some of the warnings legislators heard from Texas small businesses…

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ASSET Signs on to Amicus Brief in Dallas Paid Sick Leave Challenge

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FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Contact: Annie Spilman annie.spilman@nfib.org Sept. 3, 2019 512-476-9847 ASSET Signs on to Amicus Brief in Dallas Paid Sick Leave Challenge   AUSTIN—Members of the Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) representing almost every industry in the state, along with other North Texas economic development organizations, have signed on…

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