Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Donald Trump's Personal Driver Sues for a Ton of Overtime Pay

Donald Trump's Personal Driver Sues for a Ton of Overtime Pay

As a driver, Cintron started his workday at 7 a.m., finished whenever Trump, his relatives or Trump Organization associates said he could go home, and routinely worked 50- to 55-hour weeks without getting overtime but was eligible for it, the lawsuit says.

Trump's former personal driver of 25 years is suing Trump for 3,300 hours of unpaid overtime.

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization responded by releasing a statement which said, "Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law".

In the suit, obtained by TMZ, he says his salary jumped up to $75k annually - but, at the same time, he was forced to surrender his health benefits, which he says saved the Trump Corporation almost $18k per year.

A NY man who said he was Donald Trump's personal driver for more than 20 years sued the USA president's company on Monday, claiming he was not paid for thousands of hours of overtime.

According to Bloomberg, the complaint describes Trump's mistreatment of Cintron as "an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige".

Lucas Jackson / Reuters Donald Trump sits in a limousine as he leaves Manhattan Supreme Court after jury duty on August 17, 2015.

Last year, one of Trump's luxury golf resorts in Florida was ordered by an appeals court to pay more than $32,000 to a supply company that claimed it wasn't paid for paint that was used to spruce up the property.

Cintron received a $7,000 bump in 2010 that raised his salary to $75,000, but he doesn't consider that a raise because it was the same year Trump took away his health care, the suit says.

The White House directed a request for comment to the Trump Organization.

The case is Cintron v Trump Organization LLC et al, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 653424/2018. "Noel Cintron worked for him days, nights and weekends, but year after year Trump refused to pay him the wages he had earned".

However, Cintron isn't the first of Trump's employees to sue him over the years, claiming that he failed to pay them.

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