Noel Cintron said the Trump Organization has not paid him for 3,300 hours of overtime in the last six years, the most he can sue for because of a statute of limitations, and has not given him a "meaningful" raise for 12 years. "Mr. Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law", a spokeswoman said in an email.
Donald Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn't pay him overtime and raised his salary only twice in 15 years, clawing back the second raise by cutting off his health benefits.
Trump's treatment of his driver reflected "an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement", the suit reads, describing his "exploitation" of Cintron as lacking "even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige".More news: Trump picks conservative Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
The accusations by Cintron, who is 59 and lives in Queens (as his former boss once did), echo complaints made by several others who have worked for Trump over the years and claim that he either underpaid them or failed to honour contracts for their services.
The Trump Organization said Cintron was paid fairly.
Noel Cintron sued the tycoon-turned-president's business, the Trump Organization, in a NY state court.More news: England can go all the way, says Sweden coach
Two lawyers for the Trump Organisation did not return phone calls on Monday seeking comment on the suit, which was filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan. He also says Trump eliminated his health insurance. But the time that he was allowed to go home varied greatly since Cintron was expected to be on the job until Trump, family, or business associates were done doing everything they needed to do for the day, detailed Bloomberg. "He worked as long as 55 hours per week, but was paid a fixed salary of $62,700 in 2003, $68,000 in 2006, and $75,000 in 2010". Cintron was replaced in his role by the US Secret Service in 2016, when Trump became the Republican presidential nominee.
"It's ironic that President Trump, who portrays himself as an advocate of the working man, doesn't see fit to pay his own driver a fair wage", Hutcher said in an interview.More news: Trump Presses Germany Spending and EU Trade Deficit Ahead of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation