California Supreme Court Watch

Jan 11, 2023
Ruelas v. County of Alameda, S277120.

#23-2 Ruelas v. County of Alameda, S277120. (9th Cir. No. 21-16528; 51 F.4th 1187; Northern District of California; D.C. No. 4:19-cv-07637-JST.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in a matter pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The question presented is: “Do non-convicted incarcerated individuals performing services in county jails for a for-profit company to supply meals within the county jails and related custody facilities have a claim for minimum wages and overtime under Section 1194 of the California Labor Code in the absence of any local ordinance prescribing or prohibiting the payment of wages for these individuals?”

Request for certification granted: 1/11/2023

Case fully briefed: 5/02/2023

Cause argued and submitted: 2/06/2024

See the Order Certifying Question to the Supreme Court of California.

See the Oral Argument.