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New report lays out case for
state's "hero labor law" 


Photo of Consumer Attorney of the Year 2018 winners Craig Peters on the left and David Winnett on the right

LOS ANGELES -- While few Californians know about the Private Attorney General Act, this California labor law enacted in 2003 has acted to give workers a better chance to defend their labor rights, including being paid minimum wage and overtime compensation, using earned sick leave, taking rest and meal breaks, and gender pay parity. A new report by the UCLA Labor Center lays out the benefits of PAGA, which is under continual threat from business interests. Read more


April 6, 2020
Judicial Council OKs CAOC-
backed emergency actions
The state Judicial Council takes steps at the behest of CAOC and other civil court stakeholders to extend the statute of limitations, enable remote depositions and extend the five-year rule for filing civil cases. Read more

March 27, 2020
Newsom protects civil justice
during COVID-19 pandemic

At the request of CAOC, the governor issues an emergency order bolstering use of technology as a workaround to protect public health and gives emergency powers to chief justice to protect legal rights. Read more

March 16, 2020
New COVID-19 web page lists
county-by-county court impact

CAOC has set up a special web page listing coronavirus-related closings and other announcements from Superior Courts in each of California's 58 counties. Read more

(2/14/2020) Kathryn Stebner represents hundreds of elderly Californians in assisted living facilities that are failing to boost staffing or care despite charging more for high-end services. READ HERE
Attorney Tony Piccuta(3/20/2020) CAOC members James McGlamery (pictured) and David Mastagni step up to offer advice to employees facing work problems amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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