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Sullivan v. Oracle Corp., S170577

In a labor and employment dispute, certified questions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit about the applicability of California law to nonresident employees who work both here and in other states for a California-based employer are answered as follows: 1) California's Labor Code's overtime provisions do apply to plaintiffs' claims for compensation for work performed in the State; 2) the same claims can serve as predicates for claims under California's unfair competition law (UCL); and 3) plaintiffs' claims for overtime compensation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. section 201 et seq., section 207(a), for work performed in other states cannot serve as predicates for UCL claims.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/30/2011
  • Published 06/30/2011




  • Supreme Court of California