Lab. Code 1194(a) provides that in a suit for unpaid minimum wages, an employee is entitled to recover the unpaid wages as well as reasonable attorney fees and costs.  This provision conflicts with CCP 1033(a) which grants trial courts discretion to deny costs when the plaintiff recovers less than the maximum awardable in a limited jurisdiction case.  This decision determines that 1194(a) is the more specific and more recent of the two statutes and so applies instead of 1033(a) in minimum wage suits.  But, citing Harrington v. Payroll Entertainment Services, Inc. (2008) 160 Cal.App.4th 589, the decision also emphasizes that while the court lacks discretion to deny fees and costs altogether, it exercises considerable discretion in deciding how much is reasonable.