Donald Trump's ex-chauffeur sues in New York for unpaid wages

Donald Trump's ex-chauffeur sues in New York for unpaid wages

According to Bloomberg and several other outlets, the former driver, Noel Cintron, filed the suit in the Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday for 3,300 hours worth of unpaid overtime work in the past six years.

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

Cintron says he was required to be on duty for Trump starting at 7 a.m. each day until whenever Trump, his family or business associates no longer required his services.

Donald Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn't pay him overtime and raised his salary only twice in 15 years, clawing back the second raise by cutting off his health benefits.

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.

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.


Mr Cintron said he was paid $62,700 per year until it was increased in 2006 to $68,000. He was induced to surrender his health insurance, saving Trump approximately $17,866 per year in premiums, according to the lawsuit.

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

These are not the first allegations that Trump has underpaid his workers. These pay raises were the only two that Cintron ever received.

Larry Hutcher, a lawyer for Cintron, said his client had not sued sooner because he had been unaware of his rights, and that it was "regrettable" a lawsuit became necessary.

The suit seeks $178,200 in overtime pay plus $5,000 in penalties under the state's Labor Law. "It was something that he did not want to push", Hutcher said.

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