Recently, a California
Court of Appeals ruled that the right to sue on behalf of or as a
representative of others for wage and hour violations under the Private
Attorneys General Act of 2004 (also known as PAGA) and California’s unfair
competition law can’t be assigned to a third party, such as a union.1 Now, the California
Supreme Court has decided to review the case, which means that the appeals
court decision is no longer good law and employers cannot rely on it. We’ll
keep you posted on the case’s outcome.
1 Amalgamated Transit
Union v. Superior Court,
Court of Appeals (Dist. 2) No. B191879, 2007
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