Appellate Court Refuses to Permit Arbitration of Threshold “Employee or Independent Contractor” Issue

Author: Orlando Arellano

Guest Editor: Kiran Gupta

June 9, 2021 11:26am

California adopted a novel approach to enforcing the Labor Code of California when it enacted the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”). This law allows a private citizen to pursue civil penalties on behalf of the State of California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (“LWDA”) provided the formal notice and waiting procedures of the law are followed.

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