Class Action Lawsuit Against Virgin America Seeks Unpaid Wages for Flight Attendants
On March 18, 2015, Kosinski and Thiagaraj, LLP, along with its co-counsel Duckworth Peters Lebowitz Olivier LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against Virgin America seeking unpaid minimum and overtime wages. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of all Virgin America flight attendants who were employed by Virgin America since 2011. The case is Bernstein et. al. v. Virgin America, Inc. (Case No. 15-CV-02277-JST).
The lawsuit, which was brought by two former and one current Virgin America flight attendants, alleges that Virgin America is violating California labor laws by not paying flight attendants for all hours worked (as opposed to just hours in flight), not paying overtime, not providing meal and rest breaks, and not providing accurate wage statements.
In November 2016, the Court ordered that the class could proceed as a class action. Click here to read a copy of that order.
In January 2017, the Court determined that most of Plaintiffs’ wage claims can move forward toward trial. Click here to read a copy of that order.
The parties are in the process of preparing the notice that will be approved by the Court and sent to Class members to explain the lawsuit and their rights.
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