July 22, 2021 - Wage and Hour

Offshore Occupation

This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a split among trial courts about the application of California labor laws on drilling platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf. 

IAFETA MAUIA v. PETROCHEM INSULATION, INC.
The Court holds that California labor laws requiring meal and rest breaks do not apply on the Outer Continental Shelf under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act because federal law already addresses those issues.

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