Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. v. Superior Court, 2021 WL 613700 (Cal. Ct. App. 2021)

In this writ proceeding the Court of Appeal determined that venue is proper under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) in any county in which the employer allegedly committed Labor Code violations – rather than only in the county where the representative plaintiff was employed or the employer’s principal place of business is located.  The Court concluded:  “We see no reason why the Legislature would restrict the proper venue to the location of an individual employee when she is suing on behalf of all aggrieved employees, not herself, and she has no individual claim.”