SF Wins Fight Over Local Health Care Rules

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ended a challenge to a San Francisco ordinance that forces businesses to pay minimum amounts for their employees' health care, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear a restaurant group's appeal.

With no Supreme Court ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's decision controlled the case. That court decided that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not bar cities from forcing employers to either provide certain levels of health care coverage or pay into a...
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