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Eleventh Circuit Rejects Airline Deregulation Act Preemption Challenge To Living Wage Ordinance

Courts continue to wrestle with preemption issues, the tension between sweeping federal laws purporting to regulate an industry or industries and laws enacted at the local level, such as labor laws impacting labor costs. In the most recent example, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected a cargo airline’s argument that the Airline … Continue Reading

Appeals Court Finds Skycaps Claims For Misappropriated Tips Preempted by Federal Law

As we previously discussed, the airline industry, like the hospitality industry, has been assailed with lawsuits alleging that tips from customers intended for certain employees—in this case, baggage handlers, a/k/a skycaps—have been misappropriated by the employer, in violation of state statutes and common law. In the airline industry, conflicting authority has emerged even within the same … Continue Reading
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