The Two Sides of Unique California Labor Law

When California was in the throes of a budget crisis 15 years ago, state legislators created the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, to let employees wronged by their employers to sue on the state’s behalf while represented by private attorneys. The law has allowed more employment complaints to be brought to justice, but employers say attorneys looking to make a quick buck are cashing in on the state’s lack of oversight.

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