Former Trump chauffeur sues, claiming years of unpaid overtime


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.

Donald Trump's former personal driver, Noel Cintron, is suing the president for unpaid overtime - 3,300 hours of overtime, to be exact.

"Donald Trump has proclaimed himself as a champion of working men and women, but nothing could be further from the truth", Hutcher said in a statement.

In addition to the unpaid overtime, Cintron claims the Trump Organization failed to provide annual wage notices as required by NY law.

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.

Donald Trump's personal driver of 25 years sued him on Monday for 3,300 hours of unpaid overtime in a complaint that said he was exploited "in an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige". "Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court".

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The plaintiff generally worked five days a week from 7am to whenever he was no longer needed, on average 50-55 hours a week, according to the suit.

In 2010 he was given his second raise, to $75,000 - but on condition of surrendering his health benefits, which Mr Cintron alleges saved the Organization almost $18,000 per year. He said this saved Trump $17,866 in annual health insurance premiums.The case is Cintron v Trump Organization LLC et al, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 653424/2018.

Bloomberg reported that Cintron, 59, is a registered Republican, and still works for the Trump Organization in security.

Cintron is seeking damages that his lawyer said could reach $400,000, including punitive damages and sums for federal and state labor law violations.

A Trump Organization spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call for comment on the driver's lawsuit. "It was something that he did not want to push", Hutcher said.