Calif. Judge Won't Block Long Beach Pandemic Pay Raise Law

Law360 (February 26, 2021, 5:59 PM EST) -- A Long Beach, California, ordinance granting a pay bump for frontline grocery store workers survived an attempt by grocers to block it, after a federal judge said the grocers hadn't shown they would succeed on their claims that the law was illegal.

In an order Thursday, U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II denied the California Grocers Association's request for a preliminary injunction to halt the city's Premium Pay for Grocery Workers Ordinance, saying the group hadn't sufficiently argued its claims that the "hero pay" law violated the U.S. and California constitutions.

"A preliminary injunction is not warranted because CGA fails...

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