Employee of Private Contractor a Public Employee??

By Patrick Scully The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that an employee of a private contractor enjoys the rights of a public employee with a “property interest” in his employment.  The plaintiff was employed as a court security officer (CSO) for a private company that contracted with the United […]

FLSA Applies to Employers in the Marijuana Industry

By Lindsay H. S. Hesketh A company providing services to the Colorado marijuana industry recently moved to dismiss an employee’s claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The company argued that the court lacked jurisdiction over the claim because marijuana is an unlawful substance under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).  The district court rejected the […]