Now the political opposition is reverting to old form. President Donald Trump is in the crosshairs of a lawsuit. A lawsuit for “unpaid overtime” according to paperwork filed in Manhattan. Unfortunately for the opposition, unlike former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Trump can just write a check to get out of this one.
Unfortunately for the plaintiff, there’s a good chance the people of the country will not have much sympathy after reading the details of the complaint.
As Trump’s personal driver, “[Noel Cinton] was forced to work thousands of hours of overtime without compensation. President Trump’s further callousness and cupidity is further demonstrated by the fact that while he is purportedly a billionaire, he has not given his personal driver a meaningful raise in over 12 years!” Noel’s lawsuit alleges.
Cintron claims that during his time as Trump’s driver, he worked five days per week starting at 7 a.m. “to whenever Donald Trump, his family or business associates no longer required Plaintiff’s services” totaling from 50 to 55 hours per week….
In 2003, Cintron received $62,700 and in 2006 his salary was bumped to $68,000.
While Trump in December 2010 “purported to increase Plaintiff’s annual salary by $7,000, to a total of $75,000 per year… The word ‘purported” is used in the immediately preceding paragraph because this $7,000 increase was granted solely because Plaintiff was induced to surrender his health benefits obtained through Trump, saving Trump approximately $17,866.08 per year in health insurance premiums,” court papers claim.
“Plaintiff has not received any raises since then,” Cintron claims.
Cintron is only claiming 3,300 hours of unpaid overtime because the statute of limitations has run out on the rest.
So, here’s a guy who is on a set salary, not an hourly wage, and claiming he working overtime without a mention in this article, or any other, of whether or not that was in the contract or agreement he had with Trump. 2010, when the health benefits were supposedly pulled, was the Obamacare year.
Plus, the yearly totals this man was making to drive The Donald around is a lot more than civil servants make.
It’s very hard to be sympathetic to this one. Being Trump’s driver is a cushy job, actually. The left may need to look for someone else to try to get mud to stick to President Trump for a whole lot more money.