What is the latest update in the case?Last updated: April 22, 2019 at 16:53 pm
The United States Supreme Court granted review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision establishing that California wage-and-hour laws apply on the oil platforms in federal waters off the California coast. Oral argument took place on April 16, 2019. We expect a decision by the end of June.
What is the case about?
This is a putative class action case. Plaintiff was employed by Parker Drilling on oil platforms off the California coast. Plaintiff alleges, in part, that Parker Drilling failed to pay him overtime and minimum wage as required by California law, because Plaintiff was not paid for all hours he was required to remain on the offshore oil platforms.
The Plaintiff seek damages, penalties, and restitution, as well as interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Where is the case pending?
The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California as Case No. 2:15-cv-02517-RGK-AGR. The case is assigned to the Honorable R. Gary Klausner.
The Supreme Court is currently reviewing the District Court’s decision to dismiss the Plaintiff’s lawsuit. The Supreme Court case number is 18-389.
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Who does this case involve?
The putative class is defined as “All hourly employees of Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd., who, at any time within four year from the date of filing of this lawsuit, worked on oil platforms off of the California coast for periods of 24 hours or more.”
The class period is February 17, 2011 to the present.
I think I am a class member. What should I do?
Please contact Strauss & Strauss directly for more information. Call us at (805) 641-6601.