This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Nov 1, 2005.
waives any potential right to any penalty prescribed by the PAGA, the California Labor Code or the applicable Wage Order.
(e) The parties hereto, including the Plaintiff Class, further stipulate and agree that Defendant has taken reasonable steps to insure that Breaks are taken as required by law and that Defendant is in compliance with the California Labor Code and applicable Wage Order and that Class Counsel has conducted a reasonable investigation and determined that Defendant is currently in compliance with the California Labor Code and applicable Wage Order and Breaks are being provided as required by law.
(f) The Referee and the Court have reviewed this Agreement and concluded that Plaintiff Class has been adequately compensated for all violations alleged in the Class Complaint and to which they otherwise may be entitled and that any additional penalties pursuant to the PAGA would be an unjust and oppressive award. Accordingly, to the extent any PAGA penalties could potentially be awarded to the Plaintiff Class, the Court hereby determines that no PAGA penalties should be awarded. The parties to this Agreement concur with this determination.