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OT Law Covers Out-Of-State Workers: Calif. High Court

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that out-of-state residents who temporarily work in California can recover unpaid overtime wages under the state’s labor law, dealing a blow to Oracle Corp.’s defense of a proposed class action brought by software instructors.

A unanimous court found that extending California’s overtime protections to all employees in the state, regardless of their places of residence, would further the public interest.

“To exclude nonresidents from the overtime laws’ protection would tend to defeat their purpose by encouraging employers to import unprotected...
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