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Employment Labor Attorneys Lawyers for Airline Airport Aviation Industry EmployeesThe issue on appeal is a threshold one:  whether Amanda Valencia’s (Valencia) claims that SCIS Air Security Corporation (SCIS) violated California meal and rest break laws and wage laws are preempted by the federal Airline Deregulation Act (FADA).  The trial court granted summary adjudication finding that Valencia’s claims are preempted and, based on that ruling, denied Valencia’s motion to certify certain classes.  Because it is pure speculation and conjecture that requiring SCIS to provide meal and rest breaks consistent with California labor and employment law would have any relation to airline prices, routes, or services, we reverse and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.  We do not reach the merits of whether class certification is appropriate or whether SCIS complied with those state laws.

The case is Valencia v. SCIS Air Security Corp. (CA2/1 B255199 10/16/15).

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