The California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act is an absolute priority for CalChamber this year. It will repeal the Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) and replace it with a more effective and efficient process for employees to recover unpaid wages and will also eliminate the abusive litigation employers have been dealing with for over the past ten years. From the data we have seen, employers have spent billions on these settlements.
CalChamber is in full SUPPORT of this initiative and is currently working with several other associations, including the California New Car Dealers Association, California Restaurant Association, and Western Growers Association, to get this initiative qualified for the November 2022 ballot.
The time frame in which to get the initiative qualified is over the next several months. We have launched this new website to make it easier for businesses to contribute to this effort: https://stoptheshakedown.com/. One of our coalition partners has committed to doing a dollar for dollar match to every contribution made by CalChamber to qualify this initiative for the ballot.
Eliminating PAGA would be a huge benefit for both employers and employees. CalChamber asks affiliated chambers members to contribute. Please join us in this effort and encourage your members to contribute.