Calif. Grocer Group Drops Hazard Pay Rule Challenge

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A grocers' association told the Ninth Circuit it will drop its challenge to an ordinance in the city of Long Beach, California, requiring grocery stores to pay employees a hazard pay premium during the COVID-19 pandemic, after the city let the requirement expire last month.

In a motion filed Wednesday, the California Grocers Association asked the Ninth Circuit to dismiss its appeal of a lower court ruling that rejected the group's bid to block the ordinance, which temporarily required certain grocery stores to pay employees a $4-per-hour premium. CGA said because Long Beach did not extend the ordinance when it expired...

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