On February 15, 2018, the Austin City Council approved a paid sick leave ordinance (earned sick time) requiring employers to provide eligible employees with up to 64 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year.
To be eligible, employees must work at least 80 paid hours in the City of Austin per calendar year. Employees accrue one hour of earned sick time for every 30 hours worked. In addition:
The ordinance includes many other provisions, including but not limited to, carryover, verification, notice, posting, retaliation, investigation, and enforcement.
The ordinance is effective October 1, 2018; however, employers with less than five employees are not required to comply until October 1, 2020.
Read the draft ordinance (the amended, enacted ordinance has not been released) and council transcript