U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents

31 Dec, 2021

Mason Lietz & Klinger LLP represents more than 2000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. On February 3, 2017, MLK filed a collective action complaint against the United States on behalf of 1,469 agents alleging, among other things, that the United States violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201, et seq. (“FLSA”).  The Plaintiffs are current and former employees of the Government of the United States of America who have been employed at Customs and Border Protection, a subdivision of the Department of Homeland.  The Plaintiffs seek on behalf of themselves and other employees similarly situated declaratory judgment, back wages, and other associated relief for the government’s willful and unlawful violations of federal law pursuant to 29 U.S.C. § 216(b), 28 U.S.C. § 1331, 28 U.S.C. § 1346(a)(2), and 28 U.S.C. §§ 1491, 2201, and 2202, 5 U.S.C. § 5596, and the overtime provisions of Title 5 of the U.S. Code, 5 U.S.C. §§ 5541, et. seq.,and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. § 207.

On May 22, 2017, a second complaint was filed against the United States against an additional 98 agents. 

The cases are presently stayed pending settlement negotiations. 

The case are Abolos v. The United States, No. 17-cv-00163 (Ct. of Claims, Feb. 3, 2017) and Abrantes v. The United States, No. 17-cv-00671 (Ct. of Claims, May 22, 2017).

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