On February 8, 2022, a collective action complaint was filed in federal court against American Airlines, Inc. for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and overtime provisions of the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”).

The Plaintiff, according to the complaint, was employed by American Airlines as an hourly, non-exempt Fleet Service Clerk who is required to complete quarterly training modules, each of which last 4-5 hours.  The Plaintiff and other hourly American Airlines employees (e.g., Fleet Service Clerks, Mechanics, Gate Agents, Cargo Workers), allegedly, are required to complete the training at the end of their shift when they are no longer clocked in for work.

The complaint alleges that American Airlines regularly fails to pay the Plaintiff and other hourly employees for the time spent completing the quarterly training or pays their regular pay rate instead of the overtime rate of pay, even if the hourly employees worked more than 40 hours in a particular week. Further, according to the complaint, refusal to complete the training results in employee discipline, up to and including employment termination.

American Airlines Employees Who Believe They Were Not Properly Compensated For Attending Quarterly Training Modules

American Airlines hourly, non-exempt employees who have not been paid proper wages or overtime, or have been otherwise harmed by employer wage and hour violations, are encouraged to contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., [email protected], for a free, confidential consultation and no-obligation evaluation of potential legal claims.