Oracle should compensate out-of-state employees for overtime work performed in California
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed an Orange County Republican federal judge’s ruling which said that the company need not pay in California overtime for workers from outside the state.
Complainants lawyer Charles Russell of Callahan, McCune & Willis said it would revive a good chunk of the lawsuit. Oracle could be liable for unpaid wages if it did not compensate out-of-state computer trainers for overtime work performed in the state.
Certain employees, who were residents of Arizona and Colorado, had sued the company for not paying them overtime.
"The 9th Circuit agreed with the Supreme Court’s common sense analysis: If you’re a business in California, you will have to comply with California’s overtime laws. You can’t treat people differently because they live in a different state," Russell said.
Oracle lawyer Stephen Berry did not immediately respond to requests for comment, acoording to Reuters.