|October 10, 2019|
This week, the U.S. Chamber announced a call to action for members of Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The North San Antonio Chamber joins the U.S. Chamber and others in sending our own letter to members of Congress urging them to visit with their home state chambers and businesses in their home states to understand how acting on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will impact economic development in your areas and nationally. Read the NSAC letter and the U.S. Chamber letter. Also, see below for the U.S. Chamber tool kit on how you can help us in this effort during this Congressional recess.
UPCOMING CHALLENGES TO SMALL BUSINESSES DUE TO CITY'S PASSAGE OF PSL AND NEW OVERTIME RULE BELOW
Details of the approved revised ordinance, now known as the Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, can be found here. What does this mean to you:
1. The ordinance is now the Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance
2. The cap for leave accrual, irrespective of the employer’s size, is now 56 hours per year
3. The ordinance is effective for businesses of all sizes December 1, 2019
Additionally, the following was clarified:
1. If an employee is absent 3 consecutive days, an employer can seek verification of the need for leave. However, the employer cannot ask for the verification until the 4th day.
2. The employee, not the employer, will choose the documentation of verification to submit and it can be simply a written statement.
3. An employee will begin accruing paid sick leave on their first day of employment but will not be able to use the sick leave until they have completed 90 days of employment.
4. Employee complaints must be brought within one year of their violation of the ordinance.
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