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Trump’s personal chauffeur is suing him

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
Deanna Wagner | 10 July, 2018, 06:57

Donald Trump's personal driver Noel Cintron filed a lawsuit last week over 3,300 hours of overtime in the past six years that he claims Trump never paid him for.

Due to the statute of limitations, Cintron is asking for just six years' worth of overtime wages ― a total of about 3,300 hours.

Cintron said his salary was raised to $68,000 in 2006 and then to $75,000 in 2010, but the latter increase required him to surrender health benefits.

In December 2010, he was given a $7,000 raise to $75,000 a year, but only after losing his health benefits, saving his employer almost $18,000 a year in insurance premiums, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit says that Cintron was exploited, describing his treatment as being "in an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige", and also pointed out the irony of working for a billionaire and being paid poorly.

The man who drove Donald Trump everywhere before he was President says he was getting financially screwed for years. and now he's looking for the big payback.

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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.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "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!"

Larry Hutcher, Cintron's attorney, said that Cintron had asked Trump Organization executives to be paid the extra amount he was owed for overtime work.

Noel Cintron, who served as Donald Trump's personal driver, is suing the Trump Organization for about $350,000.

However, Cintron isn't the first of Trump's employees to sue him over the years, claiming that he failed to pay them.

A representative didn't answer a question about whether Cintron was still employed there; his suit says he's now a security staffer.