SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Grocers Association here has received judicial approval to proceed to trial with a lawsuit challenging a Los Angeles ordinance that requires buyers of supermarkets to retain existing employees for up to 90 days. That ordinance was passed by the Los Angeles City Council in late 2005 and implemented last February, followed by passage of similar laws in three other California cities: San Francisco, Santa Monica and Gardena. “This law prevents a new owner ...

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