California Grocers Assoc. v. City of Los AngelesAnnotate this Case
Plaintiff filed a complaint against the City seeking to enjoin enforcement of the Grocery Worker Retention Ordinance, L.A. Ord. No. 177, 231, adding ch. XVIII, 181.00 et seq. to L.A. Mun. Code. The ordinance vested current grocery store employees with certain individual rights during a 90-day transition period. At issue was whether the worker retention ordinance was preempted as intruding upon either matters of health and safety already regulated by the state or matters of employee organization and collective bargaining fully occupied by federal law. The court held that the challenged ordinance was fully consistent with both the state and federal equal protection clauses and reversed the court of appeal's judgment.