'Utterly callous' Trump didn't pay personal driver OT for years, suit alleges

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

Trump's longtime driver sues for thousands of hours of unpaid overtime: report | TheHill

Noel Cintron, 59, who said he served as Trump's driver for more than 20 years, alleges that Trump did not pay him the time-and-a-half overtime wages required under NY state law.

US President Donald Trump's ex personal chauffeur yesterday sued the Trump Organization for years of unpaid overtime, claiming he was exploited and denied a meaningful raise for more than a decade.

The Trump Organization, the umbrella company which is being run by the president's adult sons Donald Jr and Eric while their father is in office, said Cintron was "at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law".

Cintron was Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years until the Secret Service began handling that task when Trump was running for president. But the time that he was allowed to go home varied greatly since Cintron was expected to be on the job until Trump, family, or business associates were done doing everything they needed to do for the day, detailed Bloomberg. He says he worked at least 50 hours a week but was paid a flat yearly salary, which rose to $75,000 in 2010, instead of time-and-a-half for overtime as required under NY law, reports the Washington Post. Instead, he was paid a flat yearly salary, which was set at $62,700 about 2003 and rose to $75,000 in 2010, according to his suit. His salary was then raised to $68,000 in 2006. Cintron claimed that he was "induced to surrender his health benefits", which saved Trump almost $18,000.

Two lawyers for the Trump Organization did not return phone calls on Monday seeking comment on the suit, which was filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

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The wage bump in 2010 came with a catch, Cintron said.

Speaking on the increase in wages, Cintron alleged that it came with a clause; He was induced to surrender his health insurance thereby saving Trump approximately $17,866 per year in premiums.

This is just yet another lawsuit for Trump to deal with.

He added that Trump's treatment of Cintron shows how "a complete disregard for the rights of workers has defined his disgraceful record in business".

"Donald Trump has proclaimed himself as a champion of working men and women, but nothing could be further from the truth", said Larry Hutcher, one of the attorneys who filed the lawsuit.

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