Why California’s well-intentioned PAGA labor law 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 Act settlements. Employees rarely see that money, though. They generally take home a minimum amount while attorneys keep hundreds of thousands of dollars for themselves.
MCLE Course on PAGA
Hosted by CalChamber January 31, 2023 Businesses’ PAGA Liability Landscape, 2023 and Beyond The California Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Stop Small Business Shakedowns committee and Fisher Phillips LLP, is pleased to host a virtual MCLE course on the Private Attorney’s General Act (PAGA) landscape in 2023 and beyond for businesses in California. This MCLE event will […]
Stop Small Business Shakedowns Files Amicus Brief at CA Supreme Court as First Act
As the first act of its Stop Small Business Shakedowns committee, Californians for Fair Pay and Employer Accountability, filed an amicus brief at the California Supreme Court in the case Adolph v. Uber Technologies, LLC. This coalition of associations, which includes the California Chamber of Commerce, is committed to reforming the state’s Private Attorneys General […]
California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act Qualifies for 2024 Ballot
Attorneys can leverage PAGA’s penalties to get big settlements even if the claims have no merit. The employer ends up paying a hefty sum with much of the money going to the attorneys and very little going to workers or the state.