PAGA Defense For California Employers
California has a unique law allowing employees to act as private attorney generals and pursue certain types of class action lawsuits against their employers. They can do so regardless of any arbitration agreements or contracts that would otherwise prevent them from filing suit.
This law – called the Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) – put employers at a disadvantage. PAGA claims can expose you to significant liability. At Rediger Labor Law, we can help you address PAGA claims swiftly and effectively. Our lawyers focus exclusively on representing employers in labor and employment matters. We understand the intricacies of state and federal employment regulations, including PAGA.
Curing PAGA Violations: A Limited Window Of Opportunity For Resolving These Claims
The law gives employers an opportunity to fix (or “cure”) the violation underlying PAGA claims. If you do so in a timely manner, you can avoid the expense and headache of dealing with full-blown litigation.
Contact our firm as soon as you receive a PAGA notice, and we can advise you on your options for curing the violation.
Wage And Hour Class Action Defense
Our firm has particular expertise in defending class action lawsuits brought by one or more employees on behalf of a larger group of employees. These claims often involve wage and hour-related issues such as:
- Alleged missed meal periods
- Missed rest breaks
- Unpaid overtime
- “Off-the-clock” work
- Prevailing wage violations
- Failure to pay the minimum wage
- Misclassification of nonexempt employees
- Unfair Competition Law (UCL) violations
We are experienced in litigating class action lawsuits through trial. Our attorneys have also reduced the potential exposure of our clients by:
- Preventing lawsuits from being certified as class actions
- Negotiating favorable settlements
- Obtaining dismissals of class action complaints in California state and federal courts
Get A Strong Legal Ally On Your Side Sooner Rather Than Later
If you’re facing a PAGA or class action lawsuit, time is of the essence. The sooner we get involved, the better we can help you protect your business and reputation. Start today with a free consultation by calling our office in Sacramento at 916-442-0033.