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10/3/2017 | Restoring a Fair Workweek
Published By:Insurance Journal

States May Copy California’s Law to Give Employees Right to File Class Actions

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether employees have the right to bring class actions against their bosses. With the court’s Republican majority restored this year by President Donald Trump, labor advocates aren’t holding their breath.

Instead, they’re pursuing a work-around pioneered on the West Coast. A decade-old California law allows people to act as “private attorneys general,” bringing cases against companies on behalf of the government. Activists are urging other states and cities to follow suit.

Read the full article here.