Judge Limits Extraterritorial Reach Of Calif. Wage Laws

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday trimmed a $6 million proposed class action against an adventure tour company over unpaid overtime wages for its tour guides, clarifying that California and federal wage laws would not apply outside the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said Adventures Rolling Cross-Country Inc. could not be liable for the tour guides' claims for the time they worked outside of the U.S., finding that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not cover extraterritorial conduct and that California law has a presumption...
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Case Title

Wright et al v. Adventures Rolling Cross Country, Inc. et al


Case Number

3:12-cv-00982

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

February 26, 2012

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