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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.