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State appeals court temporarily blocks Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance

An Austin-based appeals court on Friday evening blocked the city’s controversial ordinance requiring private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees.

Austin City Council members and staff listen to testimony on paid sick leave on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. After hearing from more than 200 people, council members passed the ordinance, the first of its kind in Texas, by a vote of 9-2.

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