Sullivan, et al. v. Oracle Corp., et al.Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs, former workers for defendant, a large software company headquartered in California, sued defendant claiming overtime compensation under the Labor Code for days longer than eight hours, and weeks longer than 40 hours, worked entirely in California; claiming that defendant's failure to pay overtime for work performed in California was an "unlawful [or] unfair... business act or practice" for purposes of California's unfair competition law (UCL), Bus. & Prof. Code, 17200 et seq.; and claiming restitution under the UCL in the amount of overtime compensation due under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 207(a), for weeks longer than 40 hours worked entirely in states other than California. The court held that the Labor Code's overtime provision did apply to plaintiffs' claims for compensation for work performed in California and that the same claims could serve as predicates for claims under the UCL. The court also held that plaintiffs' claims for overtime compensation under the FLSA for work performed in other states could not serve as predicates for the UCL.