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CalChamber Applauds Passage of PAGA Reform Measures; Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

The California Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement after passage of two measures—SB 92 (Umberg; D-Santa Ana) and AB 2288 (Kalra; D-San Jose)—that make long overdue reforms to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA):

“We are grateful to Assembly Speaker Rivas, Senate President Pro Tempore McGuire and the Legislature for passing this reform package in an expeditious manner, providing immediate relief for employers,” said CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera. “Today is a historic day where we recognize an important step forward to curtail lawsuit abuse under PAGA that was hurting California businesses, our workers and our economy.”

“The measures passed today return common sense to the process, will improve California’s business climate and ensure workers have robust labor law enforcement against the bad actors,” Barrera added.

SB 92 (Umberg) and AB 2288 (Kalra) now move to the Governor’s desk for signature. Governor Gavin Newsom helped facilitate negotiations on PAGA reform between business, labor and legislative leadership.

About CalChamber
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs. Please visit our website at www.calchamber.com.

Denise Davis

Denise Davis is executive vice president of communications and the CalChamber’s chief liaison with the news media. She oversees communications strategy and outreach, and manages the CalChamber’s involvement in select issue advocacy and ballot measure campaigns. See full bio.

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