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High Court Won’t Tackle Flight Attendants’ State Law Wage Fight

June 24, 2019, 1:36 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review a decision allowing flight attendants to sue airlines based on state and local minimum wage and employment laws.

SkyWest Airlines, a St. George, Utah-based air carrier, asked the high court to overturn a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that allowed the flight attendants’ state wage-and-hour class action to move forward. Attorneys for the company called the ruling an “outlier opinion” that would cause a logistical nightmare for the airline industry.

Current and former SkyWest flight attendants had accused the airline of not paying them for the work ...