July 2, 2019

Paid Sick Leave Updates: San Antonio and Nevada

The enforcement agency for the City of San Antonio released guidance to assist employers meet their obligations under the City’s paid leave ordinance.  And, the Governor of Nevada recently signed a law that will require paid leave benefits beginning January 1, 2020.  Following is a summary of these updates.

San Antonio, Texas

Beginning August 1, 2019, private sector employers in the City of San Antonio are required to provide paid sick leave to their employees.  For employers with 5 or fewer employees, the applicability date of the law is delayed until August 1, 2021.  See our prior Benefit Beat article, Paid Sick Leave Changes in Texas, for a summary of this law.

On June 29, 2019, the City’s Metropolitan Health District released a set of FAQs, to assist employers with their implementation of the Ordinance.  Of particular note, the District indicates that penalties for violations of the Ordinance will not be assessed until April 1, 2020, with the exception of violations relating to retaliation.  Between August 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020, the District intends to focus on education and technical assistance to help employers comply with the Ordinance. 

State of Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law (SB 312) on June 12, 2019 that requires private sector employers with 50 or more employees in Nevada to provide up to 40 hours of paid leave per year to their employees. The law is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2020. The state’s Labor Commission is charged with implementing the provisions of this law.  Watch for future Benefit Beat articles for updates about this law as it becomes available.


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