If Enacted, PAGA Reform Could Protect Employees

California Legislators Seek to Reform ‘Controversial’ Private Attorney General Act
– Northern California Record

Manatt’s Mandana Massoumi, a partner in the firm’s employment and labor practice, spoke to the Northern California Record about California lawmakers’ attempts to reform the controversial Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).

The publication noted changes to the law seek to protect employees from workplace violations committed by employers, but the system makes reform difficult to enact.

“The California Chamber of Commerce has backed a lot of these efforts, such as an assembly bill which also supported an extension of the period of cure, so that employers have a more realistic window of time when to respond and an opportunity for remedial action before engaging in litigation,” said Massoumi. “One of the other assembly bills that Assemblymember Fong introduced last year even attempted to set a cap on the amount of recovery.”

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