Calif.'s Stance On PAGA Representative Actions

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 1:18 PM EDT) -- In a much anticipated decision, the California Supreme Court has held that representative actions filed on behalf of nonparty employees under the Private Attorneys’ General Act need not comply with California’s class action requirements. Arias v. Superior Court, Case No. S155965 (June 29, 2009).

Dubbed the “Sue Your Boss” or “Bounty Hunter” statute by many, PAGA was controversial from the time it was enacted in 2004 because it created a civil penalty for virtually every provision of the California Labor Code that previously did not have...
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