Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)

PAGA Class Actions And California Labor Code Violations

The Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) was enacted in 2004 and pertains to employees and California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA). A private individual can file a civil action to seek penalties for specific violations, including violations to the California Labor Code violations, health and safety violations, and more.

At Righetti · Glugoski, P.C., we work with clients in the Bay Area and statewide. Our firm has a unique focus in the area of class action litigation, with specific experience handling California Labor Code violations and employment-related issues. Our trial experience is what sets our attorneys apart. We are keenly familiar with the tactical skills necessary to get results in the courtroom and are respected among judges and our peers.

Civil Actions And PAGA Protection

As an employee, you have the right to work with a lawyer if your employer is not paying you for overtime, forcing unpaid rest breaks or are dealing with other wage or employment law violations. Issues involving PAGA are complex, so talking with an attorney at Righetti · Glugoski, P.C., to determine the status of a violation or issue with your employer is a critical step in the process of establishing a claim. We will take time to listen to your side of the story and provide hands-on advice about options available to you, and your rights.

Your First Consultation Is Free

Contact our firm at 415-983-0900 or 800-447-5549 to schedule your first meeting with our team. Our lawyers offer free initial consultations. Located in San Francisco, we serve clients throughout the state of California.


"The Court is satisfied that class counsel has capably represented the class in a manner which has resulted in a settlement well received by the class and which has been approved by this court. This case presented untried issues of law."
Circle K Overtime Cases, JCCP 4267, Order on Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Honorable William F. McDonald
"Class counsel have extensive experience litigating class actions, particularly in the area of labor and employment, and prosecuted this matter efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. Class Counsel's costs in prosecuting this Action are hereby approved as reasonably incurred."
Lopez et al. v. Euromarket Designs, Inc., (d/b/a Crate and Barrel), Case No. BC436515 on Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Judge Soussan G. Burguera
"Class counsel capably represented the class in a manner which has resulted in a settlement well received by the class and which has been approved by this Court. This case presented issues of law which are hardly settled in the field of wage and hour litigation and the Court recognizes that the attorneys for the class worked diligently and responsibly for the interests of the class members."
Groves et al. v. Ross Stores aka "Ross Dress for Less Stores", Case no. RG 04183362 on Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Honorable Steven Brick
Mike and his team did a great job representing me in my case. He was professional, timely, and reliable. My wife and I are grateful for his hard work and dedication to my case. I highly recommend him. Thank you Mike.
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I would like to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding work that Mike Righetti has done. He was very professional, prompt, knowledgeable and handled my case with uppermost concern, responsibility and involvement. I would strongly recommend him as your attorney. My family and I are forever thankful that we found the Righetti & Glugoski P.C. law group to manage my case. They are truly the best at what they do.
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I recently had a issue I needed guidance with regarding exempt/non-exempt classification with a previous employer. I had not been paid for overtime hours that I had worked, prior to leaving the company. I contacted Righetti Glugoski, and quickly spoke to Matt Righetti. I was very pleased at how comfortable he and his staff made me feel. He kept me informed along every step of the way, and the whole process was very transparent. In a very short period of time, Mr. Righetti not only got me the compensation I was entitled to, but he was also able to get me penalties and fees that were owed as well. My entire experience with Matt and his firm was amazing, and I couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend Matt and the Righetti Glugoski law firm to anyone who needs representation with a labor issue.
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Mike was an attorney that went above and beyond for my family and I. He was dedicated and sensitve to my situation always. He fought for me even when I was tired of fighting for me. To him and all his staff I truly am so thankful.
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Mike Rigetti was great to work with. Would recommend this firm for sure.
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Meal and Rest breaks
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