February 6, 2018 / 1:40 AM / a month ago

California wage laws cover offshore oil workers – 9th Circuit

California’s wage and hour laws apply to oil-drilling platforms fixed to the Outer Continental Shelf a few miles off the state’s coastline, a federal appeals court held on Monday.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a potential class action against Houston-based Parker Drilling Management Services in a case of first impression on the choice-of-law provision of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, which instructs courts to look to applicable state laws unless they are “inconsistent” with federal law.

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