b'PAGE 32 / NATIONAL CLOTHESLINE / DECEMBER, 2019S WOUTH ESTSDA signing up exhibitorsfor Showcase in Ft. WorthTheSouthwestDrycleaners passes, multiple booth discounts them will be on the trade showAssociationwillbetakingits andexhibitorsuitesforclient floor to draw attention to our ex-CleanersShowcasebacktoFt. meetings. hibitors.Worthnextyearandexhibitors The show will be at the Fort Early-birdratesforboothwho sign up early will receive a Worth Convention Center April space through Dec. 31 is $999 fordiscount on their booth space. 16-18. Booth prices are 20 percent membersand$1,150fornon-We are offering more benefits off until Dec. 31. members. Thereafter the rate willto exhibitors than ever before as a Being back in the DFW area, be$1,250formembersandthank you for their dedication to weexpectarecordattendance $1,400 for non-members. The as-our industry, said Jess Culpepper since there hasnt been a cleaner- sociation is also offering one freeCleaners Showcase Chairman and focused trade show or conference boothforeveryfourpurchasedKLASSIC KLEANERS in Big Spring, TX, purchased a Colum- owner of Culpepper Cleaners in in this area since 2016, Culpep- andtwofreeboothforeverybia cleaning system that uses perc through Mustang Enter- San Antonio, TX. per said. SDA is planning more seven purchased.prises.Theowners,JohnPaulandKristenNichols,are New perks for exhibitors this education sessions for this show More information is availablepictured with the machine. year will include free customer with industry experts and many of onSDAswebsite,www.sda-dryclean.com, or by calling (512)873-8195.The OmniFort Worth Hotel,located near the Ft. Worth Con-vention Center, will be the head-quarters hotel. Rates for the con-ferencestart at $189 per night.San Antoniosick leave lawawaits rulingA San Antonio, TX,ordinanceallowing workers to earn paid sickleave was left in the hands of aBexar County District judge aftera hearing last month.The Sick and Safe Leave ordi-nance was set to go into effect onDec.1unlessaninjunctionisgranted.Theordinanceallowsworkers inside the San Antoniocity limits to earn one hour of sickleave for every 30 hours worked.The ordinance would applytobusinesses of all sizeson Decem-ber 1, 2019 with an enforcementof April 1, 2020. The cap for leaveaccrualwouldbe56hoursperyear.Ifanemployeeisabsentthree consecutive days,anemployercan seek verificationof the need for leave.However,the employer cannot ask for theverification until the fourthday.Theemployee, nottheem-ployer, would choose the docu-mentation of verification to sub-mitwhichcouldsimplybeawritten statement.Under the ordinance. an em-ployee would beginaccruingpaidsick leave on the first day of em-ployment but would not be abletouse the sick leave until 90 days ofemployment care completed.TheSanAntonioCityCouncilap-proved the initial paid sick leaveordinance in August of 2018.This is the second time the or-dinance has been in court. In July,a judge approved delaying the or-dinance until December. The cityspent the interim revising the or-dinance but the changes did notsatisfytheplaintiffsbeforetheNovember court hearing.The plaintiffs hope to block theordinance until the Texas SupremeCourt rules on a similar Austin or-dinance, but there is no guaranteethe high court will take it up.'