Tag: PAGA

PAGA
News
January 23, 2024
Last Thursday, January 18, California’s Supreme Court held in Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc. that trial courts lack inherent authority to strike a Private Attorneys General Act claim on manageability grounds. The ruling resolved a prior split of authority on whether PAGA claims may be stricken where there is no manageable way to try them.
Resources
August 4, 2022
Whenever an employee brings a Notice of Claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), the employer has the opportunity, in some circumstances, to cure the alleged violations and avoid the imposition of costly penalties. However, this process is not simple. The employer must meet all the general requirements to cure the PAGA violations.
News
June 29, 2022
California employment law is often in tension with federal law. And that occasionally leads to consequences. Recently, in a highly anticipated case named Viking River Cruises v. Moriana, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California’s ban on mandatory arbitration of so-called individual PAGA claims is invalid (i.e., “preempted”) under federal law.
News
April 6, 2022
California often makes the news headlines. That is no less so with respect to legal affairs. Just recently, the United States Supreme Court heard a matter that should be of utmost interest to employers in the Golden State. The case, known as Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana (“Viking River”), concerns a law that has beguiled and harassed California employers since its inception in 2004­—a law known as the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”).