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PAGA Amendments: A Reprieve for Employers Proactively Addressing Labor Code Violations, but Ambiguities Remain

On July 1, 2024, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a package of reforms to the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), a statute that has created headaches for employers and driven up wage and hour litigation...more

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Expanded Information to Provide Regarding Workplace Injury

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On July 15, 2024, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1870, which mandates that employers include information in their notices about an injured employee’s right to consult with a licensed attorney for advice about...more

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California Climate Laws May Be Delayed

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing delays to California climate laws SB 253 and SB 261. The first law will require certain companies to report their Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beginning in 2026 and...more

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New PAGA Reforms Incentivize Proactive California Wage and Hour Compliance Efforts

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On July 1, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law that significantly revamp the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA). These reforms follow a June 18 deal reached between California labor and business...more

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Amendments to California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)

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Significant amendments to California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) were enacted into law recently. This legislation, the result of negotiations among Gov. Newsom, legislators, and labor and business groups, equips...more

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PAGA Reforms: Not a Panacea but Significant Relief for California Employers

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On July 1, 2024, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two legislative bills (AB 2288, amending Labor Code Section 2699; and SB 92, amending Section 2699.3) into law, effective July 1, 2024. The new law significantly...more

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A New Chapter in California’s Ongoing PAGA is Lava Saga: PAGA Reform

Aggrieved employee is any person who was employed by the alleged violator and against whom one or more of the alleged violations was committed. An “aggrieved employee” is any person who was employed by the alleged violator...more

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California Employers Rejoice: California Overhauls Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) With Support From Business and Labor...

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On July 1, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2288 and SB 92, which reformed the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). PAGA permits an employee who encountered a Labor Code violation to sue an employer for civil...more

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PAGA Reform: Key Takeaways for California Employers

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On July 1, 2024 Governor Newsom signed SB-92 and AB-2288 into law, which instituted sweeping reforms to California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). PAGA was passed 20 years ago to provide a private mechanism for...more

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O Happy Day!  Governor Declares End To Winter Storm Emergency

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As California began the new year, it was suffering from a six-year drought.  Then came le deluge.  According to the Governor's office "These storms brought more rain than had been recorded in over 100 years and all in one...more

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California Doubles Down On Problematic Venture Capital Reporting Law

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Given the importance of venture capital to California's economy, one might expect that state lawmakers would be keen to nurture the industry rather than enact laws that encourage venture capital companies to avoid the Golden...more

Payne & Fears

Text of Major PAGA Reform Legislation Revealed

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UPDATE: JULY 1, 2024 The proposed PAGA reform legislation passed the California Assembly and Senate and has been signed into law by Governor Newsom today. What are the main takeaways from the proposed legislation? To...more

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California Governor Signs PAGA Reform Legislation

On July 1, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom signed two complementary bills to reform the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA). According to Newsom, “This reform is decades in the making—and it’s a big win for both workers...more

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New Legal Requirement for California Employers: Workplace Violence Policies

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Starting July 1, 2024, all employers in California with more than 10 employees are now required to implement comprehensive workplace violence policies....more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Governor Signs Law Exempting Restaurants From New Hidden Fees Law

Over the weekend, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1524 into law, an emergency provision clarifying that Senate Bill 478, the “hidden fees” law that went into effect this week, will not apply to restaurants, bar, food...more


California Private Attorneys’ General Act (PAGA) Receives Significant Overhaul


California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation into law, which codifies significant reforms to the Private Attorneys’ General Act (PAGA). The emergency legislation, which is effective on the date of the Governor’s...more


PAGA Reforms Usher in a New Era of California Wage and Hour Litigation

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On July 1, following the California Legislature’s unanimous passage, Governor Newsom signed SB-92 and AB-2288, which drastically reform California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Most of the reforms apply to civil...more

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California Governor’s PAGA Deal: What Employers Need to Know - Employment Law This Week®

This week, we’re examining California Governor Gavin Newsom’s new deal that was brokered to amend the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA): Last week, Governor Newsom announced that California’s business and labor...more

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California Overhauls Private Attorneys General Act

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On July 1, 2024, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills, Senate Bill 92 and Assembly Bill 2288, that amend the state’s Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which deputizes private parties to enforce the...more

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PAGA reform is coming – employers, prepare now!

In a major development for employers who do business there, California has passed legislation to reform its Private Attorneys General Act as part of a deal that will lead to the withdrawal of a November 2024 ballot initiative...more

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Junk Fee Ban Now Exempts Restaurant Surcharges

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A last-minute, emergency bill, SB-1524, was signed into law over the weekend by Governor Newsom. SB-1524 effectively modifies SB-478, the so-called junk-fee ban, which became effective today. As discussed, the exemption...more

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Governor Signs Budget Bill Putting Health Care Minimum Wage on Pause

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On June 29, 2024, California’s Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 159, a budget bill pertaining to healthcare. Within this budget bill were revisions to California’s health care worker minimum wage, further delaying the...more

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Sustainable Development and Land Use Update 6.27.24

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As detailed in our previous Legal Alert, six conservation groups filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) on March 5, 2024 to request the implementation of legal protections for five...more

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PAGA Reform Bills Approved in California Legislature and Awaiting Governor’s Signature

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Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an agreement had been reached on reforms to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The Governor, legislative leaders, business groups, and labor collaborated in...more

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Proposed Amended PAGA Statute Would Bring Some Relief to Employers

The California Legislature recently introduced two complementary bills to reform the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA)....more

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