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Statement on Passage of Paid Sick Leave Ordinance by City of Dallas

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“The time is now for the Legislature to make employment regulations consistent across the state.” AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of an ordinance to regulate paid sick leave by the city of Dallas. “Today’s action by the city of Dallas is proof…

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Statement on Senate Passage of SB 2486 and 2488

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of Senate Bills 2486 and 2488, which make certain employment regulations consistent across Texas: “With the passage of SB 2486 and 2488, the Texas Senate has stood up for Texas jobs and against the growing threat of…

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Statement on Senate Passage of SB 2485 and 2487

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of Senate Bills 2485 and 2487, which make certain employment regulations consistent across Texas: “Consistent employment regulations are a statewide issue affecting statewide competitiveness and need a statewide solution. The Texas Senate took an important first step…

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Sen. Creighton: A level playing field is the key to Texas job growth

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By: Sen. Brandon Creighton Imagine you’ve fulfilled your lifelong dream of starting a home remodeling business and you’re busy working with clients in Austin, Round Rock and Buda. You provide competitive wages and benefits to your employees, who regularly split their time between three different cities to get the job done. Now, imagine each city…

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GOP senator renews effort to end sick leave laws, similar rules

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By: Chuck Lindell Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, rebooted efforts to block Austin and other cities from dictating paid sick leave and other business policies, saying it’s time for the Legislature to overturn “crushing” regulations on private employers. Saying the regulation of employment practices belongs to the state, not local governments, Creighton began with Senate Bill…

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While It’s Held Up In Court, Austin’s Paid Sick Leave Law Comes Closer To Being Undone By The State

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By: Audrey McGlinchy Texas lawmakers on Thursday advanced a bill that would prevent a city from requiring private employers to give their workers certain benefits, such as paid sick leave. “This bill creates a statewide policy for consistent regulation by giving clarity to our private employers and prohibits local governments meddling in their business for…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: City of Dallas Proposes New Local Employment Ordinance

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The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) released the following statement regarding a proposal by made yesterday by the city of Dallas to regulate a private employment benefit. Dallas’ announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s vote by the Senate State Affairs Committee to send Senate Bill 15—the Consistent Employment Regulations…

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Texas Senate committee OKs bill that smacks down Austin’s sick leave policy

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By: Bob Sechler Austin’s ordinance mandating paid sick leave for private employees got a swift diagnosis from detractors Thursday — a bad case of government overreach — even as supporters called it a boon for low-wage workers and for public health overall if it ever takes effect. The comments came during a hearing at the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Sen. Creighton, Rep. Goldman File Consistent Employment Regulation Bills

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The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding the of filing Senate Bill 15 by Sen. Brandon Creighton and House Bill 1654 by Rep. Craig Goldman, or the Consistent Employment Regulations bills: “Private employment regulations are a statewide issue and a critical part of what makes Texas…

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PRESS RELEASE: Statement Regarding Gov. Abbott’s State of the State Speech

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s 2019 State of the State speech: “Texas job creators support Gov. Abbott’s commitment to cutting burdensome red tape to keep our economy strong and competitive,” ASSET Spokesperson Annie Spilman said. “Employers are flocking to Texas from…

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