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July 13, 2023

American Airlines Flight Attendants Bring Class Action Alleging Violations of New York Labor Laws

New York based flight attendants sued American Airlines, alleging wage and hour violations under New York labor laws. Plaintiffs allege that American failed to pay their wages within the mandated time under New York law. They further allege that American failed to provide wage statements that accurately reflected their hours worked in each pay period.
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Rachel Lerner
Thu, 07/13/2023

New York based flight attendants sued American Airlines, alleging wage and hour violations under New York labor laws. Plaintiffs allege that American failed to pay their wages within the mandated time under New York law. They further allege that American failed to provide wage statements that accurately reflected their hours worked in each pay period.

Flight attendants are generally not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act under the Railway Labor Act exception, which exempts employees who work for air carriers from overtime requirements. However, flight attendants may still be protected under state wage and hour laws. States have a wide array of wage and hour protections, ranging from requiring overtime payment, to timely payment, to requiring specific and detailed pay statements. For example, in March, JetBlue flight attendants settled a case under California law that alleged they were not paid for all hours worked and that they failed to get accurate wage statements. United Airlines flight attendants were also successful in suing under California’s wage and hour laws for failure to receive accurate and comprehensive wage statements.

If you think your employer has not been complying with applicable wage and hour laws, please contact us at info@mselaborlaw.com.

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