Our Organization

The California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABIA) is a trade organization founded in 2017 by business executives and entrepreneurs to fix California’s worst law: the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

More than 35,000 PAGA complaints have been filed against employers since 2004. The problem has grown worse in recent years: In 2016, more than 5,000 PAGA complaints were filed – an astonishing 1,440 percent increase from the law’s first year in effect.

The Alliance is led by a team of experienced California business owners and communicators committed to creating a regulatory climate that fosters the creation of new businesses and helps existing ones prosper.

Our Strategy

The Lawsuit

Because a legislative fix to PAGA has proved elusive, CABIA is suing the state, arguing that PAGA is unconstitutional. We want the state to enforce its own labor laws, rather than giving trial attorneys the power to do so. A nationally recognized legal team at Epstein Becker Green authored CABIA’s groundbreaking 54-page complaint. One legal observer asked whether there might now be “an end in sight” to PAGA, and said that – because of CABIA – “the fight to end PAGA has been initiated.” Read our lawsuit here.

Attorney Protests

The number of PAGA complaints has increased ten-fold since the law passed in 2004. Business owners have paid millions in settlements and fees, but they’ve never protested the attorneys responsible for this abuse – until now. CABIA recently launched the first in a series of direct protests at the offices of some of the state’s worst PAGA violators. Click here to see our protest of Kingsley & Kingsley.

Storytelling

Complaining in bars and boardrooms about bad business conditions will not cut it. Instead, we’re telling the story of PAGA abuse to the public, through dozens of news interviews, opinion editorials, video testimonials, and social media posts. Legislators and the public need to understand that PAGA is bad for small businesses, and it’s bad for working people. Watch Timely employees share their negative experiences with PAGA.

Contact

speakup@cabia.org

818-823-7611

Board of Directors

Pat Kinzy

Pat Kinzy

President, Automation Plating Corporation
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Kim Megonigal

Kim Megonigal

Founder/Chairman and CEO, Kimco
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Bruce Wick, Ex Officio Member

Bruce Wick, Ex Officio Member

Risk Management Director, CALPASC
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MD Amin

MD Amin

Vice President, USS-POSCO Industries
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Collier Landry

Collier Landry

Filmmaker
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John Loudon

John Loudon

Vice President of Government Affairs, Engineered Tax Services
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Richard Loguercio,

Richard Loguercio,

President & Owner, Town & Country Event Rentals
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Joann Roth-Oseary

Joann Roth-Oseary

President, Someone’s in the Kitchen
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Jagjeet S. Kapoor

Jagjeet S. Kapoor

President, Stop ‘N’ Save
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Joe Johal

Joe Johal

CEO, Wendy’s of the Pacific
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Michael Saltsman

Michael Saltsman

Senior Vice President, Berman and Company
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Tom Manzo, CABIA Founder

Tom Manzo, CABIA Founder

President, Timely Prefinished Steel Door Frames
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Legal Counsel

April Glatt

April Glatt

Partner, Chauvel & Glatt
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Robert Pepple

Robert Pepple

Associate, Epstein Becker Green
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Richard Frey

Richard Frey

Member of the Firm, Epstein Becker Green
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