Law360 Quotes Rex Heinke on the 2011 CA Supreme Court Ruling in Oracle Class Action

Rex Heinke, co-head of Akin Gump’s appellate practice, was quoted by Law360 for its article “Calif.’s Oracle Case Spurs Cos. To Offer More Than Just OT” on the after-effects of the California Supreme Court’s 2011 ruling in a proposed class action against Oracle Corp.

In its holding, the court found the extension of the state’s overtime protections to all employees working in California, irrespective of their place of residence, to be in the public interest.

Heinke notes that the relatively low number of cases following from the original Oracle matter can be explained by the fact that the Oracle ruling treats only workers residing out of state who travel to California for a period of time.  He notes, “Employees have to be based out of state, work in California and work enough hours that they would be entitled to overtime. They have to jump through all those hoops, and I doubt that there are many employees who fit all those criteria.”

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