June 26, 2024
In November 2024, Californians were scheduled to vote on a "PAGA Repeal Initiative," which, if enacted, would replace the current Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Known colloquially as the "Sue Your Boss Law," PAGA has incentivized employees to file lawsuits against employers on behalf of the State of California to seek “civil penalties.”
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.
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.