AUSTIN—The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds the Texas Senate for passing the two remaining employment freedom bills (SBs 2486 and 2488) that will protect employers’ and employees’ right to operate freely in the marketplace. If enacted, this legislative package will preempt onerous local regulations.

“Today, the Texas Senate maintained a strong and clear stance on local control. State leaders will not allow overreaching local government regulations that violate the employers’ and employees’ freedom to contract,” said Think Local Liberty’s Shelby Sterling.

Sterling continued: “The upper chamber deserves a lot of credit for advancing Senate Bills 2486 and 2488. If fully adopted, these bills will ensure that there is uniformity in employment standards statewide, and allow Texas to maintain its business-friendly reputation.”