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Gregg W. Kettles to present, “A Rising Tide in Town: Legal Issues in Local Minimum Wage Ordinances” at CAALAC Meeting

Gregg W. Kettles will be presenting on legal issues surrounding the adoption of minimum wage ordinances by local government.  The presentation will take place on March 30, 2014, at the Biennial Spring Retreat of the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County (CAALAC).  There is a growing interest across the country in the minimum wage.  Finding the minimum wage set by federal and state law too low, some California cities have enacted their own minimum wage ordinances.  Other communities may follow.  For those interested in going down this path, they face a host of legal issues.  There are questions of preemption under various federal and California wage and labor laws, as well as constitutional guarantees of equal protection.  This presentation will spot the issues, highlight leading cases, and identify ways for cities to reduce the risk of having a minimum wage ordinance overturned in court.

The presentation will be given from 11:15 a.m to 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Surf and Sand Resort, 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 93651.

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