Private Attorneys General Act

On June 18, 2024, Governor Newsom announced that a compromise had been reached to reform California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).  The negotiations were brought about by a ballot measure to repeal PAGA this November. PAGA cases have been increasing astronomically against California employers, exposing them to huge penalties, and on average PAGA cases

Being named as a defendant in a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) or class action lawsuit can be overwhelming, especially for a quickly growing company. However, with planning, a company can minimize the impact of the litigation on its existing operations and put forth the best defense.

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As recently covered on this blog, the surge in Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits and the amounts of damages sought in these cases in California has become a significant cause for concern among the business community. PAGA, initially designed to empower employees to file lawsuits for labor code violations on behalf of themselves and

The recent surge in Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits and the amounts of damages sought in these cases in California has become a significant cause for concern among the business community. This legislation, initially designed to empower employees to file lawsuits for labor code violations on behalf of themselves and other workers, has seen

In Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that even when an employee enters into an arbitration agreement requiring the employee to arbitrate only their individual claims, the employee still has a right to continue to pursue remedies under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), if they are able to

As an employer in the Golden State, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the protections granted to employees by state law. California is known for its progressive stance on worker rights and its complex set of regulations facing employers. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of unwaivable employment law

The California Court of Appeals decision in Lewis v. Simplified Labor Staffing Solutions, Inc. is a good example of the enforceability of arbitration agreements that contain class and Private Attorneys General Act waivers.  As explained below, there are still arguments being addressed by California courts regarding whether arbitration agreements with Private Attorneys General Act

There are certain rights provided by the California Labor Code that employees cannot waive, including some of the following:

1. Minimum wage
Labor Code Section 1194 provides a private right of action to enforce violations of minimum wage and overtime laws. That statute clearly voids any agreement between an employer and employee to work for

As we begin March, there are many developments for California employers on the legal front.  Here are five issues that should catch employer’s attention this week (and will likely have impacts on California employers for the rest of the year):

1. Does California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Survive 2022?

PAGA was designed by the