Mistakes In Wage Statements Can Cost Employers Under PAGA - by Julia Luster for California Employment Law Letter

CDF attorney Julia A. Luster authored the article "Mistakes In Wage Statements Can Cost Employers Under PAGA," for the California Employment Law Letter's October 9, 2017 publication. 

"In an unfortunate opinion for California employers, a California Court of Appeal recently ruled that 1) employees seeking damages in an action arising under Section 226(a) of the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) needn't sustain any injury to bring the action, 2) the employer's violation need not be 'knowing and intentional' to subject it to liability, and 3) the fact that the violations were mere errors is no excuse. Instead, the court expressly distinguished the requirements for obtaining 'civil' versus 'statutory' penalties, explaining that employees may recover civil penalties under PAGA to benefit the general public without experiencing an injury." 

Click HERE to read the full article.

Related Attorneys:

News Archives

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP © 2018

Why CDFWhat We DoAttorneysCase StudiesNews & EventsOfficesAttorney AdvertisingDisclaimer