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Challenge to California’s Unique Worker Law Passes First Test

April 1, 2019, 5:50 PM

A business group’s constitutional challenge to California’s law that deputizes workers to sue on the state’s behalf cleared its first major hurdle. Now the question is how many of the group’s allegations can proceed.

California Business & Industrial Alliance has standing to sue on behalf if its members and can move forward with its claims that the Private Attorneys General Act violates its equal protection rights under the state and federal constitution, Orange County Superior Court Judge Peter J. Wilson ruled last week.

Wilson wants to hear more from the alliance and the state on whether PAGA tramples employers’ due...

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