Norman Blumenthal Discusses The California Supreme Court's Obligation To Narrowly Construe All Exemptions To California's Labor Laws In Recent L.A. Daily Journal Article

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Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, discusses contract waivers and the effect on employees’ rights in California.

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if our [State] Supreme Court in Iskanian denies the executive branch the right to enforce PAGA laws, employers will no longer fear prosecution for wage-and-hour violations.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Los Angeles employment lawyer Norman Blumenthal authored an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, where he discussed, among other things, the current state of employees' rights in California.

According to the article written by Norman Blumenthal, "California's Department of Labor, due to budgetary constraints, does not have the resources to police and prosecute wage-and-hour violations. To nevertheless allow for prosecution of violators, the Legislature passed the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), which allows private attorney generals deputized by the state to prosecute these claims." Mr. Blumenthal claims that a contract waiver of the right of the state to police wage-and-hour violations is contrary to California labor laws. Mr. Blumenthal further states in the article that, "if our [State] Supreme Court in Iskanian denies the executive branch the right to enforce PAGA laws, employers will no longer fear prosecution for wage-and-hour violations."

The Los Angeles Daily Journal is a newspaper that reports to lawyers on litigation, transactions, regulations, law firms, settlements - with daily rulings, attorney-written columns and profiles of counsel.

Norman Blumenthal has been representing California workers for over twenty years. He is especially experienced in dealing with wage and hour violations committed by large corporations. He received his law degree at Loyola University in Chicago and is a State Bar Member of both Illinois and California.

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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik is an experienced class action firm dedicated to challenging large corporations for violations of their employees’ rights. With a combined over 80 years of legal experience, this law firm has won over $1.3 billion dollars in rewards for their clients. For free, confidential legal advice, contact one of their attorneys by clicking here or calling 800-568-8020

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