CJAC: Civil Justice Association of California

Jul 15, 2016

State Supreme Court has a chance to rein in PAGA Abuse

Daily Journal
July 15, 2016

By Kim Stone

California has been a hot-bed for highly speculative employment litigation, which is threatening the very jobs the lawsuits say they are trying to protect. For many companies, when the cost of employment litigation abuse is subtracted from the bottom line, they may not be able to hire new workers, may be not set up shop here in the first place. The impact is being felt across the state’s economy, from retailers to manufacturers.

Whether employment litigation abuse in California will get better or worse over the next decade is right now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. The lower courts in both cases rejected the lawsuits as being unsupported by the law. These lawsuits were also not helpful for providing workplace protections. Litigation in these cases did not provide the right answer.

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