Dallas Begins Paid Sick Leave Enforcement
**Important Announcement: Injunction Issued**
The City of Dallas Earned Paid Sick Leave Ordinance was set to be enforced April 1, 2020. However, ESI/Employee Solutions LP, Hagan Law Group LLC, and the State of Texas sued the City of Dallas in the Eastern District of Texas and sought a temporary injunction to halt the implementation of the Ordinance. U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan granted the temporary injunction, temporarily postponing the Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance implementation. Currently, the Ordinance will not be enforced. Any official changes will be communicated on this webpage, so please check this page frequently for updates.
Dallas begins paid sick leave enforcement
The City of Dallas Earned Paid Sick Time (Paid Sick Leave) Ordinance went into effect on August 1, 2019 for employers with 6 or more employees. The City of Dallas will not enforce the Ordinance, except for violations of the anti-retaliation provision, until April 1, 2020. No part of the Ordinance goes into effect for employers with 5 or fewer employees until August 1, 2021.
The Ordinance covers employees who work at least 80 hours within the geographic boundaries of the City of Dallas in a year. Review the City of Dallas boundary map to determine if a location is within the geographic boundaries of the City of Dallas.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Reopening Dallas
This page will provide you with important information and resources regarding the safe and strategic reopening of the city of Dallas and the state of Texas. Please check link below frequently as information is being added as it is made available.
Click here and follow the steps on the website to determine whether your business is an “essential service” as defined by Texas Executive Order GA-18.
Press Releases: Office of Mayor Eric Johnson
Please check link below frequently as information as Mayor Johnson provide regular releases.
Dallas County currently has two Community Based Testing Site (CBTS) locations. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and closed on Sunday. In addition to the two CBTS, several locations across the city of Dallas are offering testing as well as mobile and walk-up testing options.
In response to the declaration of a Local State of Disaster and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, public access is closed to all City of Dallas libraries, neighborhood cultural centers and recreation centers indefinitely.
All City programs are suspended until further notice and the City is contacting groups with reservations to cancel and reschedule those bookings.
The City of Dallas is open, but City Hall is CLOSED unless you have an appointment. Click here for a full list of online services.