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The Los Angeles Times reports this morning that "the California Grocers Association announced Wednesday that it intended to sue the city of Los Angeles over a law that makes it harder to immediately fire grocery store employees swept up in a takeover."

The worker retention law requires that grocers not fire employees of companies that they acquire for three months after the deal is finalized.

"This ordinance violates equal protection requirements by singling out a certain class of grocery retailers without placing similar requirements on competitors," said Peter Larkin, president of the grocers association, arguing that the law discourages companies to grow their businesses.
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