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Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Dev Anand Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc.

On January 9, 2015, Nichols Kaster filed a Complaint on behalf of flight attendants employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”). Under Delta’s primary pay formula, flight attendants are only paid for the time after a flight leaves the departure gate until it arrives at the destination gate, but not for the work performed before and after the flight. The Complaint alleges Delta 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.

Type of Case

Unpaid Minimum Wages

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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 at 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.

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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 Delta 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 Delta flight attendants as possible to learn more about the case. If you have information regarding flight attendants at Delta, 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.

Case Updates

  • April 7, 2020

    Delta Flight Attendants Seek Unpaid Wages at California Supreme Court

    On Tuesday, April 7, Nichols Kaster attorney Matthew Helland will argue before the California Supreme Court on behalf of Delta flight attendants seeking unpaid wages for work performed at California airports. The case, Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., is at the California Supreme Court on three certified questions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The flight attendants argue that Delta violated California’s minimum wage law by failing to pay them for all their work time on the ground at California airports, and that California’s minimum wage, paystub, and pay timing laws apply to flight attendants when they work in California.

    Given current shelter in place restrictions, the oral argument will take place remotely via video conference. It is believed to be the first time the California Supreme Court has held arguments via remote video access. The arguments will be live streamed via the Court’s website. The Court’s session begins at 9:00 am PT, with the Oman case expected to be called around 11 am PT.

  • September 21, 2015

    Delta Airlines, Inc. Unpaid Wage Lawsuit Update

    On September 11, 2015, the Court ordered Delta to provide certain documents to Plaintiffs.  The Court ruled that the documents in question—which Plaintiffs previously requested—could be relevant to the case and that Delta’s refusal to turn them over was improper and unwarranted.

     
  • April 9, 2015

    Delta Air Lines, Inc. Unpaid Wage Lawsuit Update

    On April 7, 2015, the Court held a scheduling conference in this case and set upcoming deadlines.  Over the coming months the parties will conduct discovery on Delta’s work rules and whether the company’s pay practices violate California’s minimum wage requirements.  Next fall, both parties will file motions with the Court regarding those pay practices.  We expect the Court will issue a ruling before the end of the year addressing whether the pay practices violate California’s minimum wage requirements.

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