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JetBlue Airways Corporation

Christopher Booher v. JetBlue Airways Corporation Court File No. 4:15-cv-01203-JSW (Northern District of California)

On March 13, 2015, Nichols Kaster filed a Complaint on behalf of flight attendants employed by JetBlue Airways Corporation (“JetBlue”). The Complaint alleges JetBlue violated California state law by (among other things), failing to pay its employees minimum wage for all hours worked during their employment for work performed in the state of California. Instead, the Complaint alleges, JetBlue usually only pays its flight attendants for the hours after the plane left the departure gate until it arrives at the destination gate.

Type of Case

Unpaid Minimum Wages

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Case Updates

  • September 14, 2015

    JetBlue Airways Corporation Update

    On August 31, 2015, Plaintiffs filed their First Amended Complaint against JetBlue. The First Amended Complaint adds an additional class representative.  The case is now in the discovery phase, during which the parties exchange documents and information relevant to the case.

  • March 18, 2015

    Flight Attendant Represented by Nichols Kaster, LLP Files Minimum Wage Lawsuit Against JetBlue Airlines Corporation

    On March 13, 2015, a former employee of JetBlue Airlines Corporation filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California seeking unpaid minimum wage pay. He brought the case on behalf of flight attendants who worked for JetBlue and flew into or out of California. In the complaint, he alleges that JetBlue failed to pay at least the minimum wage for all hours worked, especially for time before and after flights. Instead, the Complaint alleges, JetBlue only paid its flight attendants for the hours after the plane left the departure gate until it arrived at the destination gate.

    JetBlue employs more than 15,000 crew members. It operates 825 daily flights, serving 87 locations. In 2013, JetBlue had $5.441 billion in revenue.

    Plaintiff’s attorney Matthew Helland stated, “California law is clear. Employers must pay their employees for all hours worked. Employers cannot pay employees for part of their work day and then pay them nothing for the other hours in the day.

    Plaintiffs are represented by Matthew C. Helland and Daniel S. Brome from Nichols Kaster, LLP in San Francisco, California.

    The case is entitled Booher v. JetBlue Airlines Corp., No.: 15-CV-01203-LB (N.D. Cal.).

    Additional information about this case may be found at www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, LLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.

Am I eligible?

This case was brought on behalf of flight attendants flying into or out of California airports who were not properly paid for all hours worked. To be eligible for this lawsuit, you must have worked as a flight attendant on a flight into or out of a California airport within the past four years. You are still eligible to participate in the lawsuit if you do not have any records of your hours worked.

Additional Information

What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?

Under California state law there is a statute of limitations that may allow you to recover pay for up to four years prior to the filing of the case.

Do I Have To Pay Anything?

You do not have to pay anything to our firm if you join the lawsuit. We are handling this case on a contingency basis. This means the firm will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or a final judgment, and that payment will only come out of that settlement or final judgment.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case, but they typically last one to three years.

What About Retaliation?

The law protects you from retaliation for asserting your rights, and if you suffer retaliation, you may be able to assert additional claims. If you currently work for JetBlue and you feel you are the victim of retaliation for participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.

How Can I Help?

Right now, we are hoping to talk to as many JetBlue flight attendants as possible to learn more about the case. If you have information regarding flight attendants at JetBlue, you can contact the case clerk, Danielle Kahler at dkahler@nka.com or call toll free at (877) 448-0492, ext. 214.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about this case, feel free to contact the case clerk, Danielle Kahler at dkahler@nka.com or call toll free at (877) 448-0492, ext. 214.

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