A federal court in Dallas Texas has permanently enjoined the city of Dallas from implementing its paid sick leave law finding the 2019 ordinance to be in conflict with state law. The Texas Minimum Wage Act (TMWA) establishes the minimum wage in the state currently at $7.25 per hour, the same as the federal rate. The TMWA however also prohibits local governments from imposing local wage laws and the court found that the sick leave mandate – requiring employers to provide workers with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked – violated that specific preemption within the Texas Minimum Wage Act. In his 63-page decision, District Court Judge Sean Jordan pointed to earlier rulings by the Third and Fourth Courts of Appeal, both of which invalidated similar ordinances enacted by the Austin and San Antonio city governments respectively, on the same grounds – that the ordinances are preempted by the TMWA.