Trump’s Driver Owed More Than $350,000
A man who worked as Donald Trump’s personal driver for a quarter of a century filed suit against the president’s company on Monday.
He says he wasn’t paid for thousands of hours of overtime.
The man, who served as Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years and gave up the responsibility after the Secret Service took on the role in 2016, said he was owed overtime wages for about 3,300 hours of driving over the past six years.
Over a 25-year period, the man says he worked 50 to 55 hours a week and earned a base salary but was never paid overtime for the time he worked beyond 40 hours per week.
The suit lists the Trump Organization as a defendant but not Trump himself.
If you are not being paid for all overtime worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek, your employer may be violating the Fair Labor Standard Act. Federal law requires employees who have worked over 40 hours in a week to receive one and a half times their normal pay rate. Moreover, if your employer knowingly refuses to pay you overtime wages, you are entitled to the amount owed to you. You could also recover additional funds such as liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees.
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