The comprehensive reform of California’s Private Attorneys General Act is now the law. The PAGA reform (AB 2288 and SB 92) was a result of an agreement approved by Governor Newsom that removed the vote on the repeal of PAGA from the November ballot in exchange for the reform.

PAGA is a vital issue to California employers because they often are victim of the plaintiffs’ bar seeking to impose unfair civil penalties for technical wage-and-hour violations. The PAGA reform attempts to strike the balance between the pain points of PAGA (and how it’s developed in courts) and the state’s interest in ensuring employees are treated fairly.

The PAGA reform takes effect immediately and applies to cases filed after June 19, 2024.

Find everything you need to know about the PAGA reform by clicking here.

This post provides general information and does not constitute legal advice to any person with respect to any circumstance.  This post does not create an attorney-client relationship with any person.

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