Last week, Eimer Stahl attorneys Rob Dunn, JD Tripoli, and Collin Vierra filed an amicus brief on behalf of its client, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in response to the harmful effects of California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) upon California businesses. Enacted in 2004, PAGA delegates the executive branch’s prosecutorial discretion to private parties to enforce California’s labor laws. As the brief explains, PAGA’s delegation of prosecutorial authority not only violates the separation of powers enshrined in the California Constitution, it has forced businesses operating in California to assume steep costs in response to PAGA litigation demands.
Click here (login credentials may be required) to read more about the Chamber’s brief, PAGA’s impact on California businesses, and the expansion of PAGA-like statutes nationwide. This matter is ongoing and we will continue to update this page as necessary with any new developments.