(Private Attorney General Act)
How much is allocated to the State of California in PAGA claims?
In a recent case handled by Kingsley & Kingsley, a case settled for $1,500,000 and over $400,000 of the claim was allocated to PAGA (Private Attorney General Act). The PAGA claim pursuant to statute has to allocate 75% of the proceeds or over $300,000 to the Labor Workforce Development Agency, a branch of the State of California. This was a very large amount, but the nature of the claim was such that a large portion of the exposure flowed through the PAGA exposure, as such it seemed appropriate to allocate the dollars in this way. Have other plaintiff’s firms paid such . . . [Continue Reading