Trump’s ex-chauffeur sues in NY for unpaid wages

Trump’s ex-chauffeur sues in NY for unpaid wages

Trump’s ex-chauffeur sues in NY for unpaid wages

"Noel Cintron worked for him days, nights and weekends, but year after year Trump refused to pay him the wages he had earned".

This lawsuit is the latest in a string of suits brought against the President and his organisations by former employees and suppliers, all of whom cite common grievances: that Trump wilfully underpaid or failed to pay compensation for services and work completed.

The Trump Organization said Cintron was paid fairly.

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Cintron also claimed his salary was increased just twice over a period of 15 years - from $62,700 in 2003 to $68,000 in 2006, and then to $75,000 in 2010.

The suit alleges federal and state labour law violations and seeks six years of unpaid overtime - the legal time limit for such claims - plus interest, attorneys' fees and unspecified damages.

"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", the 14-page lawsuit states.

Cintron said he drove for Trump, his family members and his businesses for more than a quarter century, averaging 50 to 55 hours weekly, and joined Trump's security staff after the Secret Service took over driving responsibilities in 2016.

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"Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court", the spokesperson said. Cintron, a registered Republican, worked as Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years, according to Bloomberg.

Cintron's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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. He also says Trump eliminated his health insurance.

Cintron, 59, lives in Queens, New York, his lawyer, Larry Hutcher, said in a phone interview. Cintron is seeking about $200,000 in damages, Hutcher said.

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