Denver, CO asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Colorado

Q: Flight attendants do not get compensated for boarding a flight, though this is where the most pressure/stress is. Legal?

Boarding is often the most stressful and complicated part of the job. During boarding they are pressured to get flight out on time, if they fail to do this they can get written up. They have do a beverage service for first class, and do safety and security checks. They have to help passengers with bags and resolve issues. This is all for the benefit of the company. How is it legal for them to not get paid for this time?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: It sounds odd to me, but it is partly defined by the scope of the employment contract. While Colorado does have basic employment protections, there are many exceptions and case-specific determinations which can change outcome. In other words, you will need to contact an employment lawyer directly to get a full and accurate assessment of your case.

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