DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the city of Dallas from enforcing an ordinance requiring private businesses to offer paid sick leave, but activists contend employees need those benefits more than ever amid the coronvirus pandemic. District Judge Sean Jordan on Monday granted a preliminary injunction, ruling that a Texas statute prevents cities from enacting their own paid sick leave orders. The ordinance went into effect in August 2019 but wasn’t set to be enforced with penalties until April 1. It required employers in Dallas to grant one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked by a staffer.
By JAKE BLEIBERG DALLAS (AP) — Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management systems for the state’s appellate and high courts. The Office of Court […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Texas have continued to surge on Saturday with the state reporting 5,747 new cases. A day earlier, Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars again and […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials report at least 4,116 new confirmed coronavirus cases, an increase of 1,742 from Monday’s report. The state reported 59 fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations, however, with 4,144 reported for Tuesday. […]