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Alex Craigie Quoted in Los Angeles Times Article

What Rights Does Company Have re. Airline Ticket Purchased by Former Employee? Not Many

May 7, 2013

Alex W. Craigie, a member in the Labor & Employment practice in Dykema’s Los Angeles Office, was quoted in an article that appeared in the Travel section of the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times on May 5, 2013.

In the article, “Company may be resigned to paying for ex-employee's airfare,” Craigie weighs in on the rights a company has for an airline ticket, purchased on that company’s credit card, by an individual who subsequently resigned from the firm.

Acknowledging that airline tickets are – as detailed in the language that accompanies each ticket transaction – “in the name of the passenger and not transferable,” Craigie adds that companies cannot try circumventing this agreement by withholding the cost of the airline ticket from the employee’s final paycheck. He notes, “That would be an improper deduction, and it could place the employer at risk for penalties under California law.”