‘Paid Time-Off’, ‘Fair-Chance Hiring’, ‘Predictive Scheduling’ and ‘Expedited Permitting’ are just the latest in a series of ordinances
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Paid ‘Sick-Leave’ should really be more accurately described as ‘Paid Time-Off, because you don’t really have to be sick, and you really don’t have to prove that you’re ill. So we’ll be working very hard this next Legislative Session in January to undo these things and tell the City of Austin, ‘Stay out of private businesses’ affairs!“, said State Rep. Paul Workman as he joined Jim Cardle to talk about Austin’s latest Socialist Policies, Texas Transportation & School Safety Issues during the weekly Texas Insider Radio Show featured on Austin’s “Right Choice” Talk 1370-AM.
“One of the biggest problems I’ve heard about ‘Paid Time-Off’ or ‘Fair-Chance Hiring’ and ‘Expedited Permitting,’ is that its just the latest in a series of ordinances the City of Austin has rushed through and they don’t want to hear from all sides.
“That’s a fair and big complaint from the business community, especially regarding the Paid Time-Off Ordinance,” said Workman.
“And we know they’re also talking about a ‘Predictive Scheduling’ Ordinance that would tell an employer that you have to guarantee where your employee is going to be for two weeks out, and if you don’t you’ve got to pay a penalty or you could be subject to the EEOC of Austin penalties.
“Imagine if you’re a lawn service company or an air-conditioning repair company?” Workman asked. “Its impractical, but it is something they’re working on,” Workman said.
“Its liberal, socialistic ideas like these that’re being rushed through Austin City Council and forced on the businesses of this community, and they’re rushing them through because they know they’d get a lot of resistance if they let it get out.
“So we’ll be working very hard this next Session of the Legislature in January to undo things and to tell the City of Austin, ‘Stay out of private businesses’ affairs!’,” Workman said, providing some insight into the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session.
“Municipalities have no business trying to tell private sector employers how to hire people, how to compensate people, or any of that. The free market will to that in a much better way than the heavy hand of government,” Workman said.
Source: Texas Politics