Andrew Livingston Discusses U.S. Bank Overtime Case

Law360 | June.07.2012

This article, about a case brought against U.S. Bank in the California Supreme Court involving state overtime laws, features a quote from employment law partner Andrew Livingston on the potential gravity of the court’s decision.

“To me, this is the biggest wage-and-hour issue presently before the California Supreme Court, and a decisive ruling will be felt by plaintiffs and defendants alike. Truly, it could have a Dukes-type impact if it's in favor of employers,” Livingston said.

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2011 ruling Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which ruled against a class of 1.5 million women, was widely perceived as raising the bar for plaintiffs bringing class-wide discrimination claims.