• California Tinkers with its "Sue Your Boss" Law
  • October 2, 2004 | Author: Harry I. Johnson
  • Law Firm: Jones Day - Los Angeles Office
  • On January 1 of this year, California's "Labor Code Private Attorney General Act of 2004" (the "LCPAGA") came into effect. Christened by the press as the "Sue Your Boss Law" and the "Bounty Hunter Statute," the LCPAGA created penalties for literally every provision of California's labor laws and combined the procedural aspects of qui tam (false claims) statutes and California's notoriously expansive Unfair Competition Law (California Business & Professions Code ยง 17200) into an amalgam that guarantees class-action-like litigation for years to come.