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Donald Trump’s Former Chauffeur Sues for Unpaid Overtime
Noel Cintron, who worked as a driver for the president for 25 years, says he is owed about $180,000


President Donald Trump is being sued by his former chauffeur Noel Cintron, who says is owed about $180,000 of unpaid overtime. PHOTO: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS
By
Melanie Grayce West
July 9, 2018 8:05 p.m. ET
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President Donald Trump’s longtime personal driver filed suit Monday in Manhattan, saying he is owed about $180,000 of unpaid overtime pay.

In an 11-page complaint filed in State Supreme Court against Trump Organization LLC and Trump Tower Commercial LLC, chauffeur Noel Cintron says he has been owed roughly 550 hours of uncompensated overtime pay annually for years, though he is only able to seek compensation for overtime clocked during the past six years due to the statute of limitations.

Larry Hutcher, one of Mr. Cintron’s attorneys, said the amount owed to his client in overtime totals about $180,000 and, with penalties, damages and legal fees, the claim will top $300,000.

In an interview, Mr. Hutcher said he and his client find it “highly ironic” that they have to pursue a lawsuit for back wages when Mr. Trump has presented himself as the champion for the working man. “Mr. Cintron was forced to sue to recover wages that were rightly due to him,” he said. Mr. Cintron is pursuing the claim now because he “wasn’t aware of what his rights were,” Mr. Hutcher added.

A representative for the New York-based Trump Organization said in a statement: “Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law. Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court.”

Mr. Cintron’s lawsuit follows that of another Trump Organization employee, Rakhim Urazov, who filed a similar complaint earlier this year alleging he wasn’t paid overtime for several years in his job as a porter at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

As part of his job with the Trump Organization, Mr. Cintron, who is 59 years old and a Queens resident, said he was required to begin work at 7 a.m. and end whenever Mr. Trump, his family or business associates no longer needed him. He typically worked 50 to 55 hours a week, though he was paid for only 40 hours, the suit said.

Mr. Cintron was employed in that position for 25 years until recently when the Secret Service undertook the role. He now works in Trump security, Mr. Hutcher said.

Mr. Hutcher said Mr. Cintron drove a Trump-owned car and was an employee of the Trump Organization with a W-2 tax form.

As of December 2010, Mr. Cintron made $75,000 a year—the result of a rare pay raise—but the increase came with the loss of his health benefits, according to the suit.

Appeared in the July 10, 2018, print edition as 'Trump’s Ex-Chauffeur Sues for Unpaid Overtime.'
 

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Donald Trump’s Former Chauffeur Sues for Unpaid Overtime
Noel Cintron, who worked as a driver for the president for 25 years, says he is owed about $180,000


President Donald Trump is being sued by his former chauffeur Noel Cintron, who says is owed about $180,000 of unpaid overtime. PHOTO: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS
By
Melanie Grayce West
July 9, 2018 8:05 p.m. ET
2 COMMENTS


President Donald Trump’s longtime personal driver filed suit Monday in Manhattan, saying he is owed about $180,000 of unpaid overtime pay.

In an 11-page complaint filed in State Supreme Court against Trump Organization LLC and Trump Tower Commercial LLC, chauffeur Noel Cintron says he has been owed roughly 550 hours of uncompensated overtime pay annually for years, though he is only able to seek compensation for overtime clocked during the past six years due to the statute of limitations.

Larry Hutcher, one of Mr. Cintron’s attorneys, said the amount owed to his client in overtime totals about $180,000 and, with penalties, damages and legal fees, the claim will top $300,000.

In an interview, Mr. Hutcher said he and his client find it “highly ironic” that they have to pursue a lawsuit for back wages when Mr. Trump has presented himself as the champion for the working man. “Mr. Cintron was forced to sue to recover wages that were rightly due to him,” he said. Mr. Cintron is pursuing the claim now because he “wasn’t aware of what his rights were,” Mr. Hutcher added.

A representative for the New York-based Trump Organization said in a statement: “Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law. Once the facts come out we expect to be fully vindicated in court.”

Mr. Cintron’s lawsuit follows that of another Trump Organization employee, Rakhim Urazov, who filed a similar complaint earlier this year alleging he wasn’t paid overtime for several years in his job as a porter at Trump Tower in Manhattan.

As part of his job with the Trump Organization, Mr. Cintron, who is 59 years old and a Queens resident, said he was required to begin work at 7 a.m. and end whenever Mr. Trump, his family or business associates no longer needed him. He typically worked 50 to 55 hours a week, though he was paid for only 40 hours, the suit said.

Mr. Cintron was employed in that position for 25 years until recently when the Secret Service undertook the role. He now works in Trump security, Mr. Hutcher said.

Mr. Hutcher said Mr. Cintron drove a Trump-owned car and was an employee of the Trump Organization with a W-2 tax form.

As of December 2010, Mr. Cintron made $75,000 a year—the result of a rare pay raise—but the increase came with the loss of his health benefits, according to the suit.

Appeared in the July 10, 2018, print edition as 'Trump’s Ex-Chauffeur Sues for Unpaid Overtime.'
He must have Just discovered Secret Service will drive Trump for life now.

" Retirement Package"
 

henrygates

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Well Trump has a known history of stiffing workers. He said so himself...muttered something about not paying for a job he wasn't 100% satisfied with or some gibberish.

I'm sure he was on salary. There is no overtime on salary.
Some salaried workers are exempt from overtime but not all. Police officers, just as an example, are salaried government employees but are eligible for overtime pay.
 

MoreTips

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"550 hours annually for years" or it sounds like a days pay a week for years.

Too bad he can't just trade that extra cash for a exclusion from his confidentiality agreement, imagine the story's he could tell. Lol.
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