California Court Rules Against Worker-Retention Ordinance

A Los Angeles city ordinance that required certain supermarket operators to retain workers when a store changed ownership has been declared unconstitutional by the Second District Court of Appeals here, upholding a 2008 trial court ruling.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Los Angeles city ordinance that required certain supermarket operators to retain workers when a store changed ownership has been declared unconstitutional by the Second District Court of Appeals here, upholding a 2008 trial court ruling.

According to the California Grocers Association, the court ruled in a 2-to-1 decision that the ordinance was unconstitutional on two separate bases: The California Retail Food Code preempts this attempt at creating a heal

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