PAGA authorizes aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations. In essence, PAGA deputizes citizens and allows them to pursue penalties against employers on the government’s behalf. It is another avenue for current or former employees to take against an employer for violating CA employment law and offers certain benefits.
SERVICE OF PROCESS Serve Defendant after Complaint Filed – 60 days after filing. [Source: CRC 3.110] Serve Doe Defendant Added via Amended Complaint – 30 days after adding. [Source: CRC 3.110(b)] Deadline to file Proof of Service of Summons and Complaint (proving to Court Defendant was served) – 60 days after serving complaint. [Source: CCP § 583.210] [...]
Nearly every legal claim has a statute of limitations. Some are as short as thirty (30) days. Others may be longer. The concept of statute of limitation came about after World War II and the war crimes trial of Nazi officers. The statute of limitations for war crimes is rather long.