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Pushing to change burdensome labor laws in California.

 
  CABIA is taking a careful look at the judicial race in Kern County. On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court held that plaintiffs need not demonstrate good cause to discover contact information of other allegedly aggrieved employees in an action brought pursuant to the Private Attorneys’ General Act (“PAGA”). California companies are getting hammered by the (Sue your Boss Law).  
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   CABIA HR NEWS - 2018    
   
 

PAGA Cost Wal-Mart 65 Million Dollars - Fox&Hounds, By Tom Manzo- 10/25/2018 - When the law was created there was a budget deficit in California and lawmakers decided to allow private attorneys to enforce labor laws.

... trial lawyers loved it as it guarantees 100% of their fees and have learned how to turn this into the most lucrative business “shakedown” in California. (READ FULL STORY)


TOM MANZO DISUCSSES ab-1654 WITH LARRY MARINO - Sunday Morning Newsmakers 10/07/18 - Seg 4, By Tom Manzo- 10/07/2018 - Tom talks about efforts to fix loopholes in the law that make california businesses the target of so called “PAGA,” lawsuits..

... THE WRONG EMPLOYEE NUMBER ON THE CHECK, NO HARM, THE EMPLOYEE WAS PAID ONTIME... LAST YEAR THEY HAD CLOSE TO 8,000 OF THESE LAWSUITS. (LISTEN TO THE RADIO INTERVIEW)


BUSINESS CONTINUED TO BE PLAGUED BY PAGA LAWSUITS - Fox&Hounds, By Tom Manzo- 10/08/2018 - In the last year alone more than 8,000 businesses and non-profits have also been the victim of a PAGA Lawsuit..

... This is a shakedown and the business owner knows it and so does the trial attorney suing them. 97% of these cases are settled in mediation as fighting them is just too expensive. (READ FULL STORY)


PAGA is even too much for labor - Governor signs bill to let unionized construction employers off the hook - LEXOLOGY, By Tom Manzo- 09/20/2018 - ... instead PAGA has resulted in a flood of litigation against California employers – often over minor or technical violations of the law where the employee(s) suffered no harm.

In perhaps the ultimate case of, “do as I say, not as I do,” Governor Brown recently signed legislation to provide PAGA relief to one narrow segment of California employers – unionized construction contractors (READ FULL STORY)


AB 1654, another Union Exemption - Fox&Hounds, By Tom Manzo- 09/14/2018 - It stands for the Private Attorney General Act and was put into law in 2004. This law deputizes a trial lawyer to enforce any labor law violation.

... It just takes one employee to start this and their complaint becomes a class action lawsuit and the trial attorney starts to examine everything to look for a bigger payday for themselves. (READ FULL STORY)


Hey Legislators: What About Business? - Fox&Hounds, By Tom Manzo- 08/30/2018 - What does a California Business truly deal with while trying to run a business in California?

... A 1,400 Page labor law digest that most do not understand. (READ FULL STORY)


Abercrombie, Workers Ink $9.6M Deal Over Call-In Scheduling - LAW360, By Danielle Nichole Smith - 07/17/2018 - The counsel requested $2.8 million in fees, representing 30 percent of the total settlement amount.

Under the proposed settlement agreement, the average recovery for class members would be about $130. (READ FULL STORY)


PAGA’s Real Winners: Not Workers - SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL, By Tom Manzo - 07/09/2018 - ...both for-profit and nonprofit – are clamoring for reform to this harmful law.

Each aggrieved employee will only receive about $15. Yes, you read that right. Meanwhile, the state will receive $488,000, and the trial attorneys will take home $330,000. (READ FULL STORY)


We Are So Divided CA Legislature Can’t Even Encourage the Peace Process - Fox&Hounds, By Tom Manzo - 06/12/2018 - The first sitting president in the last 70 years has an opportunity to make peace.

It seems common sense has left the building and any association of Republican affiliation is cause to deny whatever the cause may be. (READ FULL STORY)


Consider All Angles When Voting for a Judge - Fox&Hounds, By Tom Manzo - 05/22/2018 - California does not need PAGA or a 1,060 page rule book, the trial attorneys need it.

CABIA is taking a careful look at the judicial race in Kern County. (READ FULL STORY)


東西對話-Update on PAGA Laws - 05/07/2018 - G&E STUDIO - TARGETING SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSSINESSES IN CALIFORNIA - THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO FIGHT.

CABIA IS WORKING TO CHANGE PAGA LAW in california. (PLAY THE INTERVIEW)


Suing your Bosses Would be Protected Under a New California Bill - 05/10/2018 - The DeMaio Report - FIGHTING AGAINST Lawsuit abuse prohibiting the use of Arbitration.



The State of the State of California Businesses - 05/02/2018 - The effect that California's minimum wage is having on small, medium and large business.

is the hike in California's Minimum Wage worth the trade off. (PLAY THE INTERVIEW)


FIGHT FOR PAGA REFORM - SAN FERNANDO VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL, By ETHAN VARIAN - 04/16/2018 - Valley group hires lobbying firm to change labor law after tracking nearly 8,000 suits.

Tom Manzo a valley business owner and president of CABIA, says the lucrative payouts have incentivized trial lawyers to seek out PAGA cases in order to collect fees on the settlements. (READ FULL STORY) | download the pdf file


 

 

 



       
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