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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Dallas, TX Paid Sick Time

[*Important update: This law is not currently in effect due to a pending court challenge.*]

In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the CDC has recommended that everyone take steps to protect themselves and their communities, including avoiding close contact with others. If you have to take time off work sick, what are your legal rights? If your child’s school is closed or your work is closed, can you stay home with your children?

Find out more about your earned paid sick time or earned paid sick leave rights in Dallas, Texas below. Please note that you may also have an additional right to emergency paid leave for COVID-19 purposes under federal law, as described in more detail here.

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