Workers Lose OT Suit Over Army Contract In Afghanistan

Law360, Washington (June 16, 2017, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge Thursday rejected a putative class action against Fluor Corp. from contractors who claimed the company failed to pay overtime on a contract in Afghanistan, ruling the country’s labor code does not apply to foreign citizens without work permits.

Contractors for Fluor, led by plaintiff Carrie Allen, claimed the company shorted contractors on a noncombat support contract for the U.S. Army by more than $5 million collectively, when it failed to pay them overtime wages despite working them 12 hours a day, seven days...
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