Trump's longtime driver sues for thousands of hours of unpaid overtime

Source: The Hill | July 9, 2018 | Avery Anapol

President Trump’s longtime driver has filed a lawsuit claiming he was subjected to years of unpaid overtime work, according to multiple reports.

Noel Cintron, Trump’s driver for more than 20 years, filed the suit Monday against the Trump Organization in the New York Supreme Court.

“In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has, through the defendant entities, exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver,” Cintron alleges in the complaint.

Cintron claims that he was forced to work “thousands” of hours in overtime, and was not given a “meaningful raise” in more than 10 years.

Cintron claims in the lawsuit, which also names Trump Tower Commercial LLC as a defendant, that he worked between 50 and 55 hours weekly beginning at 7 a.m. five days per week until the Secret Service took over Trump’s driving responsibilities.

In the lawsuit, Cintron claims he worked 550 hours of overtime every year and was not paid time-and-a-half. He also claims he was not paid for work on holidays and vacations, and that he did not receive accurate wage statements. Cintron is suing for 3,300 overtime hours, just those during the past six years, due to the statute of limitations.


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