While the Golden State has most everything you’d ever want to enjoy, employers doing business in California know that a Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuit is not one of

Continue Reading When Good Intentions Become PAGA: Initiative to Repeal PAGA on November 2024 Ballot in CA

By now, it’s a familiar maxim: when an employee brings an action under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), “the state is the real party in interest.” Iskanian v. CLS

Continue Reading Whose Case Is It Anyway? Trial Court Orders State of California to Pay Court Costs in PAGA Action

The California Supreme Court and the Legislature ushered in 2024 with two significant changes that may appear unrelated but that may impact California employers. We consider each in turn.

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Continue Reading Implications of California Senate Bill 365 for Employers in Light of Estrada

The California Supreme Court will soon hear oral argument on the much-anticipated Adolph (Erik) v. Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber), accepting Justice Sotomayor’s invitation in Viking River Cruises

Continue Reading California Supreme Court to Have ‘Last Word’ on Viking River

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana gave California employers a brief reprieve from the onslaught of nonarbitrable Private Attorneys General Act claims.

Before then

Continue Reading How Unions Could Stem Possible Wave Of Calif. PAGA Claims

In Estrada v. Royalty Carpet Mills, Inc., 76 Cal. App. 5th 685 (2022), the California Court of Appeal, in relevant part, reversed a trial court’s order decertifying a subclass
Continue Reading California Court of Appeals are Split on Whether Employers Can Dismiss a PAGA Claim Based on Manageability