University of Wisconsin–Madison

A Shrinking Toolbox: The Corporate Efforts to Eliminate PAGA and Limit California Worker's Rights

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level State
State(s) California
Policy Areas Economic Justice
High rates of labor violations in California disproportionately harm workers of color and workers in low-wage industries. The 2003 Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) expanded the state's labor enforcement capacity by allowing workers to sue on behalf of the Labor & Workforce Development Agency for company-wide violations. Corporate special interest groups have qualified a ballot initiative to eliminate PAGA and reduce enforcement. This report analyzes the impact of weakening workers' ability to fighting wage theft and other workplace abuses in California and concludes that PAGA is an indispensable tool for combating labor violations.

Remove Entry

Are you sure you want to remove this?

There was an error communicating with the server.

Please try again later.

There was an error while saving your data.

Please try again later.


Please try again later.

Update Page Content

You are leaving the page

Please make sure you saved all of the modules to avoid losing any data.