Employers were alarmed this summer when a California appeals court ruled that workers can file actions on behalf of other workers under the state's Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA") without meeting class action requirements. The controversial law, which was enacted with union and trial-lawyer support and then scaled back somewhat following an outcry from employers, allows plaintiffs to sue over alleged employer infractions affecting other workers' interests -- a "bounty hunting" approach, as some have called it. Now the California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Coverage: Epstein Becker & Green, Wage Law and earlier, UCL Practitioner and earlier, Class Action Defense Blog, Lord Bissell, BlogCabin CA.
Energizing California's sue-your-boss law?