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

Transparency

CABIA is calling out unscrupulous trial attorneys, paid politicians, and their allies that want to maintain the status quo in California. Our lawsuit tracker is the only one of its kind that provides public data on the amount of PAGA suits law firms file each year. We also publish information on which politicians are backed by trial lawyer advocacy groups and other interests groups that would like to keep PAGA intact.

Targeted Advertising

CABIA strategically advertises throughout California in an effort to pull back the curtain on self-interested trial lawyers and misguided politicians in Sacramento. Our advertising campaigns have been featured in newspapers and billboards across the state and have resulted in extensive radio and TV coverage. See some of our latest ads.

The Foundation

To continue our fight to reform PAGA, CABIA has launched a Foundation with a two-fold mission: To provide legal assistance on labor law compliance to small employers who can’t afford it; and to support independent research on the costs of PAGA. Our Foundation will release the first comprehensive study on the real impact PAGA has on California’s businesses. Learn more about the CABIA Foundation.

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.

We Even Sued The State

Because a legislative fix to PAGA has proved elusive, CABIA sued the state, arguing that PAGA is unconstitutional. We wanted the state to enforce its own labor laws, rather than giving trial attorneys the power to do so. Nationally recognized legal team Epstein Becker Green authored CABIA’s groundbreaking 54-page complaint.

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

Runs a Mid-sized Manufacturing Business
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Legal Counsel

Carlos Becerra

Carlos Becerra

Senior Attorney, Epstein Becker Green; CABIA Member
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Beth D. Corriea, Esq.

Beth D. Corriea, Esq.

President & Founder, Think Legal360, P.C.
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Ian B. Wieland

Ian B. Wieland

Partner, Sagaser, Watkins & Wieland PC
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Steven M. Crass

Steven M. Crass

Attorney/Of Counsel, Wanger Jones Helsley PC
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Barbara A. Cotter

Barbara A. Cotter

Partner, Cook Brown LLP
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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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