Putting Reasonable Restraints On Private AGs Act

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 12:56 PM EST) -- To remedy strains on the budgets of state agencies charged with enforcing labor laws, the California legislature in 2004 passed the state’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act. As its name suggests, the act authorizes private individuals to act in the public interest in prosecuting violations of the state’s labor laws.

One controversial feature of the law permits employees to seek penalties for labor code violations on behalf of themselves and other “aggrieved employees,” apparently without having to satisfy requirements such as commonality, typicality and adequacy...
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