Kim Kardashian sued by former employees for not being paid for overtime
On Monday, in Los Angeles, seven former employees of Kim Kardashian sued her for not paying them for overtime. The former employees’ staff included maintenance and gardening workers. They accused Kim of a range of worker violations like unpaid labor. They further accused the famous celebrity of being late with payments, and not paying them for overtime. She is also being accused of forcing them to work through meal breaks. Kim is also being accused of withholding some percentages of the former employee’s taxes. But then she didn’t give the money to the government either.
The seven defendants who came forward are Aron Cabrea, Rene Flores, Jesse Fernandez, Andrew Ramirez, Cristopher Ramirez, Andrew Ramirez Jr., and Robert Araiza. All of them are seeking compensation for their unpaid wages and overtime owed. One of the defendants said in his statement that when he brought up this issue with Kim Kardashian, she instantly fired him. He also claimed that a 16-year-old employee was working over a maximum of 48 hours legally permitted for an under-age summer employee.
What does the lawyer of the defendant have to say?
Frank Kim is representing the group of former employees. He is also representing another lawsuit against Kayne West as well.
In a statement, Kim’s lawyer said:
Wage theft and other workplace violations are a widespread problem in Los Angeles. My firm is currently investigating other potential violations against these defendants
He also added:
I am investigating other powerful families and businesses as well on behalf of everyday workers
What does Kim Kardashian’s lawyer have to say?
A spokesperson for Kim Kardashian told Page Six:
These workers were hired and paid through a third-party vendor Kim hired to provide ongoing services. Kim is not a party to the agreement pad between the vendor and their workers. therefore, she is not responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with the staff. Kim has never not paid a vendor for their services. She hopes that the issue between the workers and the vendor who hired them can be amicably resolved soon.
Let’s see what happens next.