An appeals court temporarily blocked Austin's paid sick leave ordinance on Friday morning.
Austin's third court of appeals reversed a denial for temporary injunction. According to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the business community, the case will go back to a Travis County trial court. The court will be forced to enter a temporary injunction preventing the paid sick leave ordinance from going into effect.
The ordinance was supposed to go into effect in October but there was a temporary block pending the appeal.
Friday's ruling also declares paid sick leave is unlawful because it violates the state's minimum wage act.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation says their next move is to try and make the injunction permanent.