Following Ward v. United Airlines, Inc. (2020) 9 Cal.5th 731 and Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (2020) 9 Cal.5th 762, this decision holds that California’s wage and hour laws apply to seamen working on a ship that sailed between California ports and oil drilling platforms outside California’s jurisdictional limits.  The seamen performed most of their work in California–though the central part of the Santa Barbara Channel lies outside California according to federal law, California law treats it as part of this state.  Furthermore, the seamen worked in California for a significant portion of their job and reported for work to the California port from which their boat sailed to the oil platforms.  The fact that the seaman resided in other states and their employer was located in Louisiana was irrelevant.  The federal FLSA exempts seamen from its provisions, but the FLSA does not preempt state laws extending wage and hour protections to seamen.