Former Trump chauffeur sues, claiming years of unpaid overtime

Trump’s Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

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

"He's not allowed to sue for overtime prior to that due to the statute of limitations", Bloomberg reports.

"Donald Trump has proclaimed himself as a champion of working men and women, but nothing could be further from the truth", Hutcher said in a statement.

Noel Cintron sued the tycoon-turned-president's business, the Trump Organization, in a NY state court.

The New York lawsuit, dated yesterday, is seeking to recover more than 3,000 hours in overtime, penalties, damages and lawyers' fees for the "harm" Cintron suffered while on the Trump company payroll. The Independent reported that Trump has been part of at least 135 lawsuits since he became the president, while Vanity Fair revealed back in 2016 that Trump has received more than 3,500 complaints from people who say they weren't properly paid.

The plaintiff generally worked five days a week from 7am to whenever he was no longer needed, on average 50-55 hours a week, according to the suit.

The case is Cintron v. Trump Organization LLC, Supreme Court, State of New York (Manhattan).

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"President Trump's further callousness and cupidity is further demonstrated by the fact that while he is purportedly a billionaire, he has not given his personal driver a meaningful raise in over 12 years!"

The unpaid overtime is said to have occurred over the final six years of Cintron's tenure as Trump's driver - he is said to have worked for the Donald's Organisation for around 30 years with the final 25 as his personal chauffeur; a role the Secret Service took over following the Presidential election. He was induced to surrender his health insurance, saving Trump approximately $17,866 per year in premiums, according to the lawsuit.

The Trump Organization did not immediately return a request for comment.

In addition to the unpaid overtime, Cintron claims the Trump Organization failed to provide annual wage notices as required by NY law.

He didn't raise the overtime claim until now because he wasn't fully mindful of his right to it and didn't want to cause trouble at work, said one of his lawyers, Larry Hutcher.

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