Bloomberg Law
June 7, 2019, 3:34 PM

California Worker-Friendly Law Challenge Can Proceed, in Part

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

A California business group can move forward on one constitutional challenge to a worker-friendly law that allows employees to sue their employers on the state’s behalf.

The California Business & Industrial Alliance can proceed on grounds that the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA, violates employers’ procedural due process rights, Judge Peter Wilson of the Orange County Superior Court ruled June 6 from the bench.

But the group’s other claims, including that the law imposes unconstitutionally excessive fines, were dismissed.

PAGA allows workers to step into the shoes of a state enforcement agency and represent other workers hurt by alleged ...