Austin’s Patch News Speaks With Fred Sultan on City’s Sick Leave Ordinance

14 February 2018 News

Gardere attorney Frederick W. Sultan recently discussed Austin’s pending sick leave ordinance – and how employers can prepare for a potential change – with Patch, a local online news publication. 

"What is easy to overlook is that businesses that already offer sick leave would also be impacted. For example, many businesses offer leave for full-time employees, but do not do so for some part-time or seasonal employees. As currently proposed, the ordinance requires an employer to provide sick leave for any employee who works for more than 80 hours in a year within the city of Austin. That means that a college student hired over the summer would need to accrue leave,” Sultan said. “Also, a year-round part-time employee working less than an average of 2 hours per week would begin to earn sick leave. As a result, all employers should review their leave policies to make sure they are ready to comply with these proposed changes to the law."

A recognized employment law attorney, Sultan’s work includes discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge litigation. He also reviews and negotiates employment contracts, represents employers before administrative agencies, and offers day-to-day advice to officers, managers and general counsel about personnel issues.

The entire article can be viewed here.

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