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Skip Seattle Hotel Insurance Mandate Lawsuit, Feds Tell SCOTUS

Oct. 20, 2022, 2:33 PM

A Seattle law requiring large hotels to give workers either health insurance coverage or enhanced compensation doesn’t interfere with federal benefits law and shouldn’t be reviewed by the US Supreme Court, the US solicitor general said in a new brief.

The law doesn’t require employers to establish ERISA plans or single out ERISA plans for differential treatment, and the Ninth Circuit’s opinion upholding the law didn’t create a circuit split warranting Supreme Court attention, Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar said in an amicus brief filed Wednesday. She advised the court to deny a petition arguing that the law is preempted ...