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California Restaurant Association and Berkeley Settle Gas Ban Lawsuit: Berkeley Will Not Enforce Its Ban
Berkeley will not enforce gas ban ordinance as the City Council takes steps to repeal it

Sacramento, CA – This week, the California Restaurant Association and the City of Berkeley entered into a settlement agreement halting enforcement of the City’s ban on natural gas piping as the City Council takes steps to repeal the ordinance in compliance with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling earlier this year.


New Report by Former Leaders of California Labor and Worker Protection Agencies Finds State’s Private Attorney’s General Act (PAGA) is Too Slow to Resolve Employee Claims and Too Little Compensation Goes to Workers

Sacramento – Today the Fix PAGA coalition released a groundbreaking new report by former leaders of the state’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA), Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) and the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), which found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) take twice as long to resolve and provide workers only one-third of the compensation compared to employment claims reviewed by state regulators.