Ex-Contractors Sue Xe For $60M Over Denied Benefits

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Security company Xe Services LLC was targeted in a $60 million putative class action in Washington on Monday by former specialists who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees and denied benefits.

Monday's complaint names Xe — formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide — as well as U.S. Training Center Inc., Blackwater Security Consulting LLC and Blackwater Trust & Plan Trustees as defendants. The plaintiffs contend they should have been classified as employees and thus been beneficiaries of the defendants' health, pension disability and...
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