Austin Kaplan remarks on the impact of winter storm Uri on Texas workers
Austin Kaplan, an employment lawyer based in Austin, described these situations as a consequence of a lack of adequate labor protections in a state with notoriously weak safeguards for workers. “There’s no requirement in Texas that people pay any vacation time at all. There’s just no safety net, or anything like that,” Kaplan told The Daily Beast. “In my estimation, the state that turned the power grid off ought to be the one paying,” Kaplan said.
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