Three recent rulings show why it matters PAGA plaintiff is stand-in for the state

Under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”), an “aggrieved” employee may sue his employer as a surrogate for state labor officials to collect penalties for labor code violations to which the plaintiff-employee was subject. If violations are found, the employee gets 25 percent of the recovery and the state gets the rest. The employee also recovers his attorneys’ fees. The California Legislature enacted PAGA to boost the enforcement of labor laws.

The PAGA plaintiff’s role as a stand-in for state officials was key to three important recent rulings.

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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March 29th, 2021  |  Categories: News, Employment Law
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