Texas Passes Regulatory Consistency Act

Texas has passed The Texas Regulatory Consistency Act, which reaffirms that the state has commercial regulatory authority and prohibits cities and counties from enacting any law that exceeds or conflicts with state law. Regarding the state’s labor code, the law specifically states that a municipality or county may not adopt, enforce, or maintain an ordinance, order, or rule regulating employment leave, hiring practices, breaks, employment benefits, scheduling practices, and any other terms of employment that exceed or conflict with federal or state law.

Once this Act comes into effect on September 1, 2023, it will likely override any such local laws.