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In an action alleging violations of the Labor Code, labor regulations, and an Industrial Welfare Commission wage order, Court of Appeals judgment is affirmed where: 1) employee who sues an employer under the unfair competition law for Labor Code violations must satisfy class action requirements, and Proposition 64's amendment of law does not require otherwise; and 2) class action requirements do not need to be satisfied when an aggrieved employee seeks civil penalties for himself and other employees under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 for an employer's alleged Labor Code violations.
San Joaquin County Super. Ct. No. CV028612
Filed: June 29, 2009
Before KENNARD, J. WE CONCUR: GEORGE, C.J., BAXTER, J., CHIN, J., MORENO, J., CORRIGAN, J.
Opinion by KENNARD, J.
Concurring Opinion by WERDEGAR, J.
For Appellant: California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Blanca A. Bañuelos and Michael L. Meuter.
For Respondent/Real Party in Interest: Barsamian, Saqui & Moody, Saqui & Raimondo, Michael C. Saqui; McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth and Anthony P. Raimondo