- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Shortly after Dee Dee Myers became director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ) late last year, she said she understood the challenges the state’s high costs and strict regulations impose on businesses.
“Continuing to dig into those problems and try to figure out new solutions, creative solutions, is really important,” she told CalMatters in February.
Unfortunately, when it comes to one of the biggest challenges family businesses face in California – the Private Attorneys General Act, or PAGA – it doesn’t appear that state officials want to find those solutions.
Business groups, including the Family Business Association of California, have tried to educate officials about PAGA’s impact. One of our members, who is in the middle of a PAGA shakedown, recently wrote to Myers to ask for help. There was no response. In fact, the only group that has gotten relief is construction unions, which secured…