Prince Faisal and the Underpaid Security Guards

Five security guards hired to protect Prince Faisal bin Turki bin Nasser Al-Saud (a diplomat and a member of the Saudi royal family) at his McLean Virginia home are entitled to overtime pay according to a U.S. Appeals Court.  The security guards filed a lawsuit because they were paid only straight time without any overtime premium for hours over 40 in a workweek.  The court ruled that the security guards were joint employees of the Prince and Capital International Security, Inc. and that CIS was required to pay them overtime.  CIS had argued that the guards were independent contractors, who are outside the protection of the FLSA.