Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $3.5 million to a class of approximately 3,300 past and present Delta workers to settle claims that the airline failed to pay overtime as required under the provisions of California labor law. The dispute centered on a complicated pay formula that included shift differential pay, non-discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing payments, and the fair market value of employee travel passes.
In the larger scheme of things, the lawsuit highlights two different routes that California overtime disputes have taken in recent years – one that focuses on how hours are counted, and the other that focuses on how the “regular rate of pay” is calculated. Workers need to watch both of these elements carefully to make sure that they are not shortchanged.
Howard Fan worked at the Los Angeles International Airport as a customer service agent for Delta from September 2010 until August 2018. Throughout his employment, Delta regularly paid shift differentials to employees for each hour worked on afternoon and night shifts.
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