Senator Cortese’s Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding PAGA

Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), chair of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee made the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court's decision today involving PAGA lawsuits in California:

“We are still studying the Supreme Court ruling, and I am prepared to author legislation to respond; I believe that this ruling has provided a roadmap as to how we can create for employees a new pathway to legal standing as well as safeguard the protections that state law puts in place for our workers. Labor laws must be enforced in this state and with labor violations occurring at such a high rate, especially in certain industries, the legislature must and will intervene.”

For more information, contact Tara Sreekrishnan, Office of Senator Dave Cortese, at 408 480 7833 or