Anyone who worked or works for Skywest Airlines as a ramp agent.
What's Going On?
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed alleging Skywest Airlines is breaking California state law and local ordinances when paying its ramp agents. The case claims the airline is engaged in an "unlawful employment scheme" that fails to pay ramp agents for all hours worked, including overtime.
What You Can Do
If you worked as a ramp agent for Skywest, get in touch with us today by filling out the form on this page. One of the attorneys we work with may then reach out to you directly to ask you a few questions and to explain more about this investigation.
How Much Does This Cost?
It costs nothing to contact us or to speak to an attorney about your rights.
How a Class Action Can Help
A class action lawsuit, if successful, could help current and former ramp agents recover any money allegedly lost in unpaid wages. It could also require to Skywest to change the way it pays its workers.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are interested in speaking with current and former ramp agents of Skywest Airlines to learn more about the airline’s pay practices.
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed in California alleging that the airline is cheating workers out of the wages they’re owed – including overtime pay.
As the case moves forward, more ramp agents are needed to come forward to strengthen the litigation against Skywest. If you work or worked for Skywest as a ramp agent, we want to hear from you.
Fill out the form on this page and an attorney looking into the claims against Skywest may reach out to you directly. He or she may ask you a few questions about your time with Skywest and explain why the airline may owe you money.
Lawsuit Alleges Scheme to Deny Ramp Agents Lawful Wages
According to the class action filed in California, Skywest is engaging in an “unlawful employment scheme” that denies the plaintiff and other ramp agents the wages to which they are entitled to by law.
Specifically, the case claims that the airline fails to fully compensate its ramp agents for each hour worked. This includes failing to pay overtime wages when a ramper works more than 40 hours a week – including instances in which they trade or pick up others’ shifts.
The problem, the suit claims, is that the ramp agents aren’t being paid for the actual amount of hours they work, but instead are “paid according to their scheduled shift.”
The suit claims, however, that the ramp agents can’t just “walk away from their work duties” when their shifts are over – meaning the ramp agents could be working well beyond the end of their shifts without ever being paid for this time.
To get paid for the overage, the workers allegedly have to submit written explanations for a supervisor’s approval detailing why the extra time was worked. The plaintiff in the lawsuit claims that his additional work time often went unapproved, meaning that the time he “had already worked was uncompensated and was not included when determining overtime hours,” the suit alleges.
In addition to these alleged violations, the suit also claims Skywest broke the law by:
Automatically deducting meal breaks from workers’ paychecks even when they’re not taken
Requiring ramp agents to work long hours without sufficient meal and rest breaks
Failing to properly display all hours worked and hourly wages on pay records
Requiring early check-in without paying for this extra time
Failing to properly record all hours worked
What You Can Do
If you work or worked at Skywest as a ramp agent, get in touch with us today by filling out the form on this page. After you contact us, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you via e-mail or phone to learn more about your experience working at the company. He or she can explain more about wage and hour laws and how a lawsuit could help you.