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Airline Industry Alert: Dismissal Of AIR21 Whistleblower Claim
Executive Summary: On August 23, 2019, a Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) dismissed a claim filed against Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta)
United States
5 Sep 2019
DOL Announces Meeting To Solicit Public Input On Aviation Act Whistleblower Protection Provision – AIR21
On August 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") announced it will hold a meeting on October 8, 2019 in Washington, D.C., for the purpose of soliciting public comments...
United States
23 Aug 2019
NMB Adopts Rule Change To Simplify The Decertification Process Of Labor Unions
Executive Summary: On July 26, 2019, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that it is amending its regulations to provide a straightforward procedure for the decertification
United States
1 Aug 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Two Airline Industry Cases
The United States Supreme Court recently denied petitions to consider two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions adversely affecting the airline industry.
United States
10 Jul 2019
Airline Industry Alert: NMB To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Rule To Simplify Process For Decertification Of Labor Unions
As previously reported, the National Mediation Board ("NMB") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM") setting forth a proposal to amend its rules regarding the decertification of labor unions under the RLA.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Dead In The Water: Below Deck Med Star Called Out For Fudging Resume
Unless you are lucky enough to live in SoCal or the Sunshine State, you likely have been hit with below-zero wind chills, freezing rain, and/or snowstorms.
United States
18 Feb 2019
Airline Industry Alert: NMB Announces Proposed Rule To Simplify The Decertification Process
On January 31, 2019, the National Mediation Board (NMB) published a proposed rule and request for comments to amend its regulations to provide for decertification of labor unions.
United States
7 Feb 2019
Airline Industry Alert: FAA Enacts Prompt Settlement Policy For Pilots Who Are First-Time Violators of Drug And Alcohol Testing Regulations
On October 1, 2018, a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy went into effect that allows commercial pilots who are first-time violators of certain drug and alcohol testing provisions the opportunity for prompt settlement with the FAA.
United States
12 Oct 2018
#Metoo At 30,000 Feet: The Unique Challenges The Anti-Harassment Movement Poses For The Airline Industry
The #MeToo movement has now touched nearly every U.S. workplace, and the airline industry is no exception.
United States
26 Jul 2018
Hands-Free Georgia Act Takes Effect July 1, 2018
Employees are increasingly exposed to traffic and longer commute times, and some employees drive during the course and scope of their employment.
United States
6 Jun 2018
House Bill Introduced To Address Sexual Assault And Harassment In The Transportation Industry
A proposed new law called "Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act" takes aim at sexual assault and harassment in the airline industry.
United States
24 May 2018
End Of The Year Updates From The Department Of Transportation And Federal Aviation Administration
The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a flurry of announcements to close out 2017. In addition to recapping several previous publications ...
United States
5 Jan 2018
Airline Industry Alert: California Court Upholds RLA Exemption To State Wage And Hour Law
In a complete reversal of its earlier decision, a California federal judge held that employees covered by a CBA entered into in accordance with the provisions of the RLA are exempt from...
United States
7 Mar 2017
Airline Industry Alert: FAA Does Not Recommend Routine Psychological Testing For Pilots
On June 9, 2016, the FAA announced specific actions that it will take, in conjunction with airlines and pilots' unions, concerning pilots' mental health in response to the Malaysia Flight 370 and Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedies.
United States
4 Jul 2016
Airline Industry Alert: Court Finds Federal Law Preempts State Drug-Testing Law As Applied To Flight Attendant
In this case, Sun Country Airlines discharged a flight attendant after she failed a random drug test.
United States
8 Sep 2015
Airline Industry Alert: Washington State Supreme Court Finds SeaTac Ordinance Increasing Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour Enforceable At Airport
Proposition 1 narrowly passed, and several affected employers subsequently challenged the law, claiming it was preempted by state and federal law.
United States
25 Aug 2015
Airline Industry Alert: Ninth Circuit Reverses Status Quo Injunction Against Airline
In August 2012, the National Mediation Board certified the IBT as the collective bargaining representative of the pilots of Allegiant Air.
United States
12 Jun 2015
Ninth Circuit Hears Argument On Strike Injunction Against Non-Union Employees
Yesterday, Douglas Hall, a partner in the Airline Group of FordHarrison, appeared before an en banc panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
United States
30 Sep 2014
Pregnant Employees Now Entitled To ADA-Type Accommodations
The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") that greatly expands the protections it claims all employers must provide to pregnant employees
United States
24 Jul 2014
Ninth Circuit Finds FAA Preempts Safety-Related Wrongful Termination Claim
The Ninth Circuit held that the FAA preempts state law wrongful termination claims where the factfinder would need to intrude upon the field of aviation safety.
United States
1 May 2014
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