Event Details

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) Litigation

What You Need to Know & Recent Developments

This presentation is intended to be a primer on the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). It will include information on risk analysis and penalty/damage calculations, and other issues affecting bringing or defending PAGA actions

Learning Objectives:

•    Identify, avoid, and minimize PAGA exposure as an employer

•    Understand key issues in bringing and defending PAGA actions

•    Effectively calculate the potential value of PAGA claims

•    Understand the unique features and requirements of PAGA settlements

•    Get updated regarding recent developments in PAGA law 

For the comfort of our guests, a limited number of in-person seats are available. If you wish to attend in-person, we suggest notifying our office at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat. Walk-ins will be admitted as space allows. In-person registrations expire at the start of the presentation. We do ask that you arrive promptly; otherwise your reserved seat may be given to a walk-in attendee. In-person reservations are non-refundable unless cancelled prior to 3 pm one business day prior to the presentation. All registrations are assumed to be remote unless otherwise stated. To reserve your seat for the in-person option, please contact Ann Horn at Ann@SonomaCountyBar.org or (707) 542-1190 ext. 100 to transfer your remote registration to in-person.  


Joseph Gruchawka photo 5-2023

Joseph Gruchawka
The Law Office of Joseph Gruchawka

Joseph Gruchawka grew up in Kenwood, in the heart of Sonoma County. After attending UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and the University of Colorado for law school, he returned to Sonoma County, where he worked at the law firm of Smith Dollar PC, specializing in wage and hour claims and contract disputes. Joseph then founded his own practice, where he focuses on labor and employment law, contract disputes, and judgment collection.

Daniel "Dan" Wilson photo 5-2023

Daniel J. Wilson
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery P.C.

Dan Wilson is a skilled litigation attorney with experience representing some of the world’s leading companies in a wide range of high-stakes, complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Dan was a shareholder at another prominent Sonoma County law firm and an attorney at the San Francisco headquarters of the prestigious international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP. He has significant experience litigating and advising on a wide range of matters involving business, employment, real property, trust & estates, homeowners associations, and construction. Dan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as a legal writing instructor. He also has a master's degree from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Dan currently serves on the board of the Sonoma County Bar Association. In 2020, the North Bay Business Journal named Dan as one of its “Forty Under Forty” award winners, recognizing him as one of the most influential business people under the age of 40 in the North Bay. Deeply involved in the community, Dan is President of the Leadership Santa Rosa (LSR) Alumni Association and serves on the board of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Dan has previously served as a member of the LSR Steering Committee and as vice-president of Active 20-30 Santa Rosa (#50). When he is not practicing law, Dan can be found spending time with his wife (Alex) and their twin boys (Arie and Sidney), playing guitar, and rock climbing.

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