Tag: Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

US, California Celebrates Small Businesses
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US, California Celebrate Small Businesses

It’s National Small Business Week! Beginning Sunday, April 28, this yearly event celebrates the contributions of American small businesses and their employees. After all, the…

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
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New Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Is Too Slow to Resolve Claims, Too Little Compensation Goes to Workers

A new report by former heads of California’s labor and occupational safety agencies found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)…

Fix PAGA, There’s a Better, Fairer Way for Workers
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Fix PAGA, There’s a Better, Fairer Way for Workers

California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is broken, ineffective and inefficient for workers and unfair for thousands of businesses. Under the lawsuit-first system, workers get…

Late Payment of Wages
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Late Payment of Wages: Per Worker Penalty Escalates with 2nd Violation

Our payroll company had some issues a couple of weeks ago, and, as a result, we ended up paying our employees seven days after the…

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PAGA Plaintiffs Keep Standing for Representative Claims After Individual Claims Compelled to Arbitration

On July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued a significant ruling around the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA), which authorizes “an aggrieved…

PAGA arbitration
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Employers Using Arbitration Agreements Should Monitor This PAGA Case

Today, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and will issue a decision by August 7, 2023. Adolph is…

paid sick leave
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Employees May Bring PAGA Claims for California’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

Since its inception, California’s mandatory paid sick leave law was interpreted as only allowing the California Labor Commissioner or Attorney General to bring claims against…

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New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During COVID-19 Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits. Private…

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What Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration and PAGA Means for Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss how the…

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allows Arbitration of Individual PAGA Claims

In a win for California employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can be compelled…