Tag: PAGA

New Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Is Too Slow to Resolve Claims, Too...

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...

Local Chambers of Commerce Rally for Reform of the Private Attorneys General Act

In a remarkable display of unified action, local chambers of commerce across California are taking a stand, meeting with state legislators to advocate for...

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...

CalChamber Asks Governor to Veto Bill That Undermines Arbitration

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Governor to veto SB 365, a job killer bill that severely restricts the use of arbitration...

California Supreme Court Ruling Continues Litigation Exposure for Employers

The California Supreme Court ruled this week that employees may take nonindividual claims to court even if a valid arbitration agreement requires their own...
CalChamber Advocacy

California Business Leaders Oppose Conditional Re-funding of Industrial Welfare Commission; Issue Statement on AB...

California's top business leaders today voiced opposition to a proposed Budget Act amendment that would provide funding to reinstate the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC). Jennifer...

Don’t Treat California as a ‘Luxury Good’

The Golden State has enjoyed as much prosperity and created as much wealth as any society on the planet. Its economic output rivals Germany and...
Job Creators

CalChamber Announces SB 592 as First 2023 Job Creator Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce today announced that SB 592 (Newman; D-Fullerton) is the first job creator bill of the year. The bill is...

Appellate Court Backs Use of Arbitration in Employment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit this week invalidated a law contested by the California Chamber of Commerce, ensuring that arbitration...
CalChamber Advocacy

CalChamber Hails Ruling Invalidating AB 51

The California Chamber of Commerce today hailed a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Chamber v. Bonta...
Commentary by Jennifer Barrera

California Law Helping Workers File Labor Claims Needs Reform

Eight billion dollars. That’s the amount of money trial attorneys have leveraged from California employers over the last six years in Private Attorneys General...

Double-Barreled ‘Tort Wars’ Conflict Heats Up

Nothing is more pervasive in California’s Capitol than what have been dubbed “tort wars” – skirmishes over rules governing personal injury lawsuits. No session of...

New Filing Urges California Supreme Court to Rein in Lawsuit Abuse vs Employers Under...

As the California Supreme Court prepares to rule on Adolph v. Uber – a case involving claims under the Private Attorneys General Act, a law exclusive...

CalChamber to Host MCLE Course on PAGA Landscape

On January 31, 2023, at 10 a.m., a virtual MCLE course hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Stop Small Business...
Property Taxes

Voters Maintain Support for Proposition 13, Increase Support for Improving Resolution of Labor Litigation

We previously reported on voters’ anxieties about the economy, the state’s business climate, crime, and drought and climate change. Voters have strong opinions about...

California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act Qualifies for 2024 Ballot

The Secretary of State has announced that the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act qualified for the 2024 ballot on the random sample...
The Workplace Podcast

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...
Arbitration-Definition

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

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

CalChamber Issues Statement on Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana Supreme Court Decision

The California Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in the case of Viking River Cruises, Inc....
2022 Job Killer List

Job Killer Bill Excusing Workplace Absenteeism Faces Key Deadline

A California Chamber of Commerce job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response faces a key deadline on Friday, when...