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 Monique Olivier (Olivier Schreiber & Chao 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.

Court-approved notice of this lawsuit was sent to Class members in April 2017 to explain the lawsuit and their rights.  More information about this notice is available here.

If you would like more information about this case, please contact Alison at or Emily at, or both attorneys at 415-230-2860.

Your employer is prohibited from retaliating against you for asserting your rights, including for helping with this lawsuit.  If you believe that you are being retaliated against, please contact us as well.

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Kosinski and Thiagaraj, LLP, along with its co-counsel The Liu Law Firm, filed a class action against Bannerman Security and its founder/CEO Johnny Chin. The lawsuit alleges that the technology company misclassified its security guards as independent contractors and denied its workers numerous benefits under state and federal law, including overtime. Learn more about the lawsuit here.

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