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What You Should Know about the Private Attorneys General Act in 2017

What You Should Know about the Private Attorneys General Act in 2017

This article is a top-level summary of how California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) works. PAGA has been revised several times, and has been the subject of many appellate court decisions, since it was first introduced in 2004.

Recent Developments in Paga Litigation

Recent Developments in Paga Litigation

SB 836, effective June 27, 2016, made important changes in PAGA requirements. Except as otherwise noted, the requirements apply prospectively to all PAGA cases pending as of June 2016 and to all PAGA claims initiated thereafter.

March 2016 - Litigation Edition

March 2016 – Litigation Edition

Highlights of the March Contra Costa Lawyer Litigation edition include articles on discovery sanctions, forensic expert cross-examination, police excessive force cases and more.

PAGA Amendments: Limited Right to Avoid Civil Penalties for Wage Statement Defects

PAGA Amendments: Limited Right to Avoid Civil Penalties for Wage Statement Defects

In 2015, the Legislature took steps to slow some of the PAGA litigation. Employers now have a limited ability to avoid litigation by curing two types of alleged violations.

July 2015 - Employment Law Edition

July 2015 – Employment Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Employment Law edition include articles on updated California workplace regulations, unpaid interns, BYOD and more.

The High Price of BYOD: Managing Legal Risk for Employers

The High Price of BYOD: Managing Legal Risk for Employers

Bringing your own device (BYOD) has been the single most radical shift for employers since computers invaded the workplace, but it comes with a costly new price tag for California employers.

Why Make Employees Stand All Day?

Why Make Employees Stand All Day?

There has been a steady stream of seating cases, in many cases against retail stores, where cashiers stand all day, and against those banks that require tellers to stand unremittingly at the counter.

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

Employment attorneys need to be familiar with the pros and cons of arbitration, its requirements and limitations, as well as the legal theories to invalidate such agreements.

What You Should Know About The Private Attorney General Act

What You Should Know About The Private Attorney General Act

Although most California employment attorneys are no doubt familiar with the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA), they may not fully understand what the PAGA is or grasp how it works. This article summarizes what every California employment attorney should know about PAGA, regardless of whether they are actively litigating such claims.