What Is PAGA? What is PAGA? That’s a common question that employees and employers have.Essentially, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) allows an employee to file a claim against their employer if the employer violated employment law. We’ll discuss PAGA in depth here. Who Does PAGA Cover? Under PAGA, an “aggrieved” employee—who is defined as… Read More

What is PAGA? That’s a common question that employees and employers have.Essentially, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) allows an employee to file a claim against their employer if the employer violated employment law. We’ll discuss PAGA in depth here. Who Does PAGA Cover? Under PAGA, an “aggrieved” employee—who is defined as any current or… Read More

Hourly employees — those who are paid an hourly wage for their services — are an important part of the American economy. According to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 58 percent of our country’s workforce is paid on an hourly basis. There are very are important regulations, including the Fair… Read More

Unfortunately, mass layoffs happen. Although California’s labor laws cannot save a financially distressed company, the state has put into place important regulations to help protect some vulnerable employees.  The California WARN Act — the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act — requires many mid-sized and large companies that are planning mass layoffs to give sufficient… Read More

How Much Time do I have to Bring a Lawsuit Against My Employer in California? The statute of limitations for bringing an employment lawsuit in California varies with the type of employment law claim we’re talking about. Before we explore this further, let’s make sure we understand exactly what a statute of limitations is. California… Read More

Wondering whether you may have a valid wrongful termination clam in California? You’re in the right place. Every day employees get fired by their employers. Sometimes it is for poor work ethic, lack of skill, or some other reason. In California, firing an employee is legal for the most part. As an “at-will” state, both… Read More