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United States Ninth Circuit

Campbell v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 09-16370

In a wage-and-hour class action brought by two-thousand unlicensed junior accountants against their employer, claiming it failed to pay them mandatory overtime under California law, district court's grant of partial summary judgment to the accountants, finding as a matter of law that employer could not exempt them from California’s overtime requirements, is reversed because: 1) unlicensed accountants in California are not categorically ineligible, as a matter of law, to fall under two state regulatory exemptions from mandatory overtime: the professional exemption and the administrative exemption; and 2) the district court erroneously rejected triable defenses under both exemptions at summary judgment.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/15/2011
  • Published 06/15/2011


  • Tallman


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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