Saudi Prince's U.S. Guards Win Overtime On Appeal

Law360, New York (October 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of U.S. security agents hired by a Saudi Arabian prince are not contractors and are therefore entitled to back pay and overtime for their years of service, according to a recent ruling from a federal appeals court.

The ruling, reached Oct. 24 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, reversed a lower court’s decision after finding the agents were jointly employed by the security company that hired them and Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States.

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