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California law allow workers to sue employers over labor violations

BY SOPHIE AUSTIN Associated Press/Report for America
Posted 7/5/24

A series of bills amending a 20-year-old law allowing workers to sue their bosses over labor violations and requiring employers found liable to pay a fine to the state has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

The legislation reforms the Private Attorneys General Act, which took effect in 2004. It has come under scrutiny by business groups that say the law has been misused. Critics also say that litigating alleged violations under the law is often time-consuming and expensive.

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