Trump's former personal driver sues over 'exploited' wages

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

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

Trump's Floridian golf resort was previous year ordered to pay USD$32,000 to a paint supply company who alleged the President failed to pay for an order of paint that was used in resort renovations.

The accusations by Cintron, who is 59 and lives in Queens (as his former boss once did), echo complaints made by several others who have worked for Trump over the years and claim that he either underpaid them or failed to honour contracts for their services.

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 just "sued the Trump Organization for about 3,300 of overtime that he says he worked in the past six years".

The case is Cintron v. Trump Organization LLC, Supreme Court, State of New York (Manhattan). "Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law", a spokeswoman said in an email.

"Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court", the spokesperson said.

Cintron claims that he was forced to work "thousands" of hours in overtime, and was not given a "meaningful raise" in over 10 years.

In 2010, the lawsuit contends, Cintron received a $7,000 raise to $75,000 per year, but only on the condition that he forfeit his health insurance, which cost the Trump Organization $17,866 per year.

Donald Trump's former personal driver has sued the president's family business for thousands of hours of unpaid overtime, according to a lawsuit filed in NY on Monday.

Trump's treatment of his driver reflected "an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement", the suit reads, describing his "exploitation" of Cintron as lacking "even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige". But with the addition of interest and legal fees, Cintron's lawyers, Larry Hutcher and Josh Krakowsky, say the Trump organization owes the man $350,000.

Cintron's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "It was something that he did not want to push", Hutcher said.

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