Free Special Resources
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Resources, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Cost Per Hire Calculator
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more.

Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.

Download Now!
August 10, 2004
California Amends Law Allowing Workers to Sue Employers

Lawmakers in California have scaled back a law that allowed employees to sue their employers for labor-law violations such as safety, working conditions, overtime pay, and wages, the Sacramento Bee reports.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Market Analysis Report! Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Get Your Report Now!

The legislation, SB 1809, was part of a compromise for passage of the state's budget. The measure amends the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act, which became effective in January 2004.

SB 1809 limits when employees can file lawsuits against employers under the act and sets up procedures workers must follow before filing a lawsuit.

The legislation gives employers a grace period to correct problems, the newspaper reports. In addition, the legislation bars workers from filing lawsuits for violations of posting rules, except in the cases of workplace injury and mandatory payroll reports.

"The frivolous lawsuits that are used to shake down businesses are not going to happen," says Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce.

Business groups wanted lawmakers to repeal the entire Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act, saying the law led to frivolous lawsuits, the newspaper notes.


Featured Free Resource:
Cost Per Hire Calculator
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2017 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: