Out-of-State employees entitled to California overtime for work done in California

On June 30, 2011, the California Supreme Court ruled as follows: “The California Labor Code does apply to overtime work performed in California for a California-based employer by out-of-state plaintiffs in the circumstances of this case, such that overtime pay is required for work in excess of eight hours per day or in excess of forty hours per week. (See Sullivan III, supra, 557 F.3d 979, 983.)” The Court also ruled that employees are not entitled to a California cause of action for unfair competition for the employer’s alleged violation of federal wage and hour law for work done out of California. See: Sullivan v. Oracle Corporation