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Employment Law Blog

Jun. 29 2010

San Francisco Healthcare Ordinance Stands

Topics: Court Decisions, Employee Benefits, Legal Information

The United States Supreme Court has denied review of the Ninth Circuit decision upholding San Francisco’s employer mandated healthcare ordinance. In Golden Gate Restaurant Association v. City and County of San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit rejected the GGRA’s legal challenge to the ordinance and held that the ordinance was not preempted by ERISA. Our prior post on the case is here. With the Supreme Court’s denial of review of the Ninth Circuit decision, the GGRA is without further legal avenues to challenge the enforceability of the ordinance.

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Robin Largent has a regular presence in California state and federal courts and has been lead defense counsel and appellate counsel for large and small California employers in litigation (and arbitration) ranging from individual discrimination and harassment claims to complex wage and hour representative and class actions. She also leads the firm’s appellate practice, having substantial experience and success handling appeals, writ petitions, and amicus briefs in both state and federal court on issues such as class certification (particularly in the wage and hour arena), manageability and due process concerns associated with class action trials, exempt/non-exempt misclassification issues, meal and rest break compliance, trade secret/unfair competition matters, and the scope of federal court jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.
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