Nixing Grocer Pandemic Pay May Not Be On Calif. Judge's List

Law360 (February 23, 2021, 8:32 PM EST) -- A California federal judge appeared hesitant Tuesday to grant a preliminary injunction that would halt a Long Beach ordinance requiring grocery stores to pay workers a premium due to COVID-19, referencing during a video conference his own struggles to secure food and supplies during the early days of the pandemic.

U.S. District Judge Otis Wright did not make a ruling during the hearing, but he did push the California Grocers Associations a number of times, including on its argument that the ordinance violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution because it specifically benefits grocery workers and not all employees...

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