Tag: Private Attorneys General Act

Job Killer Bills Impose New Leave Mandates; Raise Costs, Burdens on Employers

Job killing legislation that will threaten small employers with costly litigation, increased financial burdens, and new or extended leaves of absence is advancing in...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform

To identify flaws in the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), reformers need look no further than comments from the state agency assigned to...

Private Attorneys General Act in Need of Reform – Capitol Insider

  Last May, the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) highlighted “key insights” in its budget change proposal to the Legislature. The unstated, but inevitable...

Measures Employers Should Incorporate to Mitigate Risks Under PAGA

One of the most onerous labor laws employers in California contend with is the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The law, which some have...

California Chamber Doesn’t Condone Wage Theft

Mark Schacht’s recent op-ed on wage theft (“Let California’s workers recover stolen pay,” Viewpoints, Feb. 9) falsely portrays the California Chamber of Commerce. To be...

Assembly Appropriations Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill

The Assembly Appropriations Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that subjects employers to costly fines and multiple avenues...

CalChamber-Backed Employment Bills to be Heard in Assembly Policy Committee

On Thursday, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee will consider two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that could help to reduce employers’ costs and...

California Ranks as No. 2 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation Again

The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) has released the 2017–18 "Judicial Hellholes" list and California holds the No. 2 spot for having the "most...

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide If Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Lawful

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful...

Signed State Budget Includes Changes to Private Attorneys General Act

Changes to the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) are part of the recently signed budget and accompanying trailer bills. The Labor Code PAGA authorizes...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill on Governor’s Desk Could Increase Frivolous Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Governor to veto a bill that threatens only private employers with civil litigation for seeking an...