Ala. Biz Groups Back State In Wage Law Suit At 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 2:34 PM EDT) -- Retail and restaurant associations and other business groups on Thursday urged the Eleventh Circuit to back Alabama’s bid to toss a suit alleging that state legislators discriminated against Birmingham blacks by preempting an ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage, saying that statewide uniformity of employment laws forecloses any race discrimination claims.

The Alabama Retail Association, the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, the Business Council of Alabama and others filed a 29-page amicus brief citing the 2009 U.S. Supreme ruling in Ashcroft v. Iqbal to support the...
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