SkyWest Airlines, Inc. is the defendant in a lawsuit that alleges the company owes flight attendants over $11.6 million in unpaid wages and California labor law penalties.
The two flight attendants behind the proposed class action charge that they were shorted on overtime wages due to the airline’s “block time” scheduling structure that failed to compensate workers for time spent on the ground during flight changes. Additionally, the suit alleges SkyWest failed to coordinate flight attendants’ schedules to provide proper meal and rest breaks and did not pay them premiums for missed breaks. The case also claims the airline furnished inaccurate wage statements and failed to timely issue employees’ due pay after termination or resignation.
The lawsuit seeks to represent a proposed class of flight attendants and individuals with similar jobs who:
remained in California for 3.5 or more hours in a work day or;
originated in California and did not land in another state for at least 3.5 hours.