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NEWS 2019 - 2020

In the News - September 9, 2020

CA Labor Federation Ranks How Often Legislators Side With Union Interests — Find Out Who Tops the List

Every year, the California Labor Federation releases a legislative scorecard that “rates the performance of…


In the News - August 26, 2020

USA Today Ad Targets Senator Hertzberg for Going MIA on Struggling Businesses

Businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic have yet another obstacle in their way:…


In the News - August 4, 2020

California Globe: To Speed Up Economic Recovery, Businesses Need PAGA Relief

For Golden State businesses trying to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown, there’s one big question…


SPECIAL REPORT - June 26, 2020

Take Action! Tell Your Legislators to Save CA Small Businesses

As California starts to recover from the coronavirus shutdown, the last thing our state’s small…


IN THE NEWS - MAY 19, 2020

USA Today Ad Targets AB-5 Bullies Looking to Take Workers’ Gigs

California’s AB-5 law authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez — with help from the California Labor…


IN THE NEWS - MAY 11, 2020

CABIA Ad Asks Lorena Gonzalez: Who’s Really F***ing California?

After Elon Musk announced Tesla’s plans to leave California, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez tweeted out an…


IN THE NEWS - APRIL 13, 2020

Issues & Insights: Gov. Newsom Should Suspend PAGA Lawsuits Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus might have shut down the economy, but California’s frivolous lawsuit profit mill remains…


IN THE NEWS - MARCH 27, 2020

Law.com: Calif. Business Group, Citing COVID-19, Asks for 90-Day Halt to PAGA Suits

A California business group has sent a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom to impose a…


SPECIAL REPORT - MARCH 9, 2020

Sacramento Billboard Calls Out Trial Attorneys Getting Rich From PAGA

We’ve all seen it before — an ad for an ambulance chasing law firm that…


IN THE NEWS - FEBRUARY 17, 2020

Fox & Hounds: The PAGA Gold Rush

The labor union-backed authors of a new report scoff at potential abuses of the state’s Private Attorneys…


IN THE NEWS - JANUARY 27, 2020

CA Lawyer Flaunts “MR PAGA” License Plate

Daniel Gaines hails from Gaines & Gaines law, a firm well-known for filing lawsuits under…


INTERVIEWS - DECEMBER 18, 2019

Jim Blasingame, Small Business Advocate Interviews Tom Manzo

Listen to CABIA Founder Tom Manzo discuss how the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is…


IN THE NEWS - DECEMBER 5, 2019

CABIA Exposes Most-Active Filers of PAGA Lawsuits

This week, CABIA sent a message to California residents letting them know our state’s small…


SPECIAL REPORT - NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Who’s Funding the Status Quo on PAGA?

As we’ve argued before, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is a harmful law that…


IN THE NEWS - NOVEMBER 19, 2019

Orange County Register: Labor unions and businesses must unite to fix PAGA

California trial lawyers are licking their chops over a trio of new state employment laws…


IN THE NEWS - OCTOBER 16, 2019

California’s Labor Laws: A Cash Cow For Trial Attorneys

Think California’s politicians want to make it easier to start and run a business in…


IN THE NEWS - OCTOBER 9, 2019

The National Law Review: California Supreme Court Delivers PAGA Win for Employers

In a significant victory for California employers who use arbitration agreements, the California Supreme Court…


SPECIAL REPORT - SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

Meet the Profiteers Helping PAGA Lawyers Get Rich

UPDATE: After CABIA’s team posted this Special Report, we followed up with a billboard in Bakersfield…


PODCASTS - AUGUST 23, 2019

California Labor Law Odyssey – Episode 3 (Coneybeare)

Listen to Tom Manzo and Victoria Betancourt, two California business owners who together have lost…


IN THE NEWS - AUGUST 20, 2019

Mercury News: The California Law That’s Driving Away Small Businesses

Small businesses in California face a death by a thousand cuts. Inflated workers compensation costs,…


PODCASTS - AUGUST 7, 2019

California Labor Law Odyssey – Episode 2 (Town & Country)

Listen to Tom Manzo and Richard LoGuercio, two California business owners who together have lost…


IN THE NEWS - JULY 26, 2019

States Considering PAGA Laws Should Think Again

We’ve written extensively about the disaster that is the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Heck,…


PODCASTS - JULY 10, 2019

California Labor Law Odyssey, Episode 1: Chris Waldheim

Listen to Tom Manzo interview Chris Waldheim, two California business owners who together have lost…


IN THE NEWS - MAY 21, 2019

CABIA Runs Full-Page Ad in The Californian

Today in the Bakersfield Californian, CABIA has a full-page ad warning small business owners about…



IN THE NEWS - APRIL 14, 2019

Opinion: California’s Crazy ‘PAGA’ Law Costs Companies Millions

ABM Industries, a janitorial service provider, recently agreed to a $5.4 million settlement in a…


IN THE NEWS - APRIL 13, 2019

In Orange County, a small business dream becomes a nightmare

Blaine Eastcott’s story is the definition of the American Dream. But as a consequence of…


IN THE NEWS - APRIL 3, 2019

iHeartRadio – John and Ken On Demand interview Tom Manzo on the crazy ‘PAGA’ lawsuits in California

Looking forward to starting discovery. What have the Trial Attorneys and the State been doing…


IN THE NEWS - APRIL 2, 2019

A “Legal Earthquake” In The Fight To Fix PAGA

By Tom Manzo – Fox&Hounds – Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 Last week, there was a…


IN THE NEWS - MARCH 29, 2019

CABIA Wins First Battle Against California Labor Law

As seen in Courthouse News, March 28th, 2019. BY: BIANCA BRUNO SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN)…


IN THE NEWS - MARCH 18, 2019

CABIA Swings Back Against California’s Attempt To Dismiss Lawsuit

SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – A state judge handed the California Business & Industrial Alliance…


PODCASTS - JANUARY 31, 2019

California Labor Law Odyssey, Episode 8: Bruce Wick, California Professional Association of Specialty Contractiors (CALPASC)

Bruce Wick, California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors (CALPASC).


IN THE NEWS - JANUARY 17, 2019

Bloomberg Law: California’s Unique Worker Law Under Attack By Business Group

California’s unique Private Attorneys General Act allows workers to step into the shoes of a…


IN THE NEWS - JANUARY 16, 2019

Law 360: Virgin America Flight Attendants Win $77 Million In Wage Suit

Law360 (January 16, 2019, 6:47 PM EST) — A California federal judge awarded $77 million…


PODCASTS - JANUARY 11, 2019

California Labor Law Odyssey, Episode 7: Tom Megonigal, KIMCO Staffing

Tom Megonigal, KIMCO Staffing.


IN THE NEWS - JANUARY 7, 2019

San Fernando Valley Business Journal: CEOs Stage PAGA Protest

Business owners don’t usually stage side-walk protests, but a San Fernando Valley business organization recently…


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In the News 2018