Security Guards' Pay Suit Against DHS Survives

Law360, New York (November 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday denied a U.S. government motion to dismiss a complaint brought by a security officers' union alleging wages at a company called USProtect Corp., paid under a contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are less than rates for similar workers.

The defendants, who include Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, motioned to dismiss the case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for failure to state a claim, arguing they have no legal obligation to incorporate the new...
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