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Come Fly The Friendly Skies? California Supreme Court Rules California Wage Laws Do Not Always Apply to Working In The Golden State

MSK Client Alert
July 16, 2020

The California Supreme Court recently issued two companion decisions – Ward v. United Airlines, Inc. and Oman v. Delta Air Lines, Inc. – clarifying the application of certain California wage and hour laws to employees who may work both in and out of California during a single pay period.

New Rule for Applying California’s Wage Statement and Timing-of-Payment Laws to Interstate Workers

Specifically at issue in Ward and Oman were the application of California’s wage statement (Labor Code section 226) and timing-of-payment laws (Labor Code section 204) to pilots and flight attendants, who could cross into and out of California (and possibly other states) during any given workday.  

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