U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Oral Argument Date

February 01, 2016


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Ninth Circuit upholds hotel minimum wage ordinance

August 30, 2016

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U.S. Chamber argues that hotel minimum wage ordinance violates NLRA

August 11, 2015

The U.S. Chamber filed a joint brief with the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit arguing that a Los Angeles minimum wage ordinance governing large hotels violates the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The brief explains that, because the ordinance imposes a minimum wage of $15.37 but creates an exception for hotels that have a collective bargaining agreement, it effectively operates as a penalty for hotels that do not acquiesce in unionization efforts and is preempted by the NLRA.

H. Christopher Bartolomucci and D. Zachary Hudson of Bancroft PLLC served as co-counsel for the amici curiae.

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