Mehri & Skalet represents nearly 230 current and former Supervisory Border Patrol Agents (SBPAs) who served as course development instructors at U.S. Border Patrol academies throughout the United States and were not properly compensated for all of their work. The suit alleges that until January of 2012, when the agency corrected its pay practices, these instructors were not paid for their overtime hours in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case seeks back pay for the period before the policy change in 2012, as well as liquidated damages because the agency knew its actions were a violation of the FLSA.

The case is pending with Judge Nancy Firestone of the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.