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Thread: Trump Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

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    Trump Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/09/trum...im-on-pay.html

    President Donald Trump's longtime personal driver Noel Cintron on Monday accused the Trump Organization of not paying him for "thousands of hours of overtime" to which he was legally entitled during his more than two decades of service.

    "In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has, through defendant entities, exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver," says the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City.

    The suit says Cintron worked an average of 50 to 55 hours per week for Trump for more than 25 years.

    During that time, the suit alleges, Cintron received a base salary but was never paid — as legally required — overtime pay at a rate of 1½ times his regular hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

    Cintron's suit, which names only the Trump Organization and Trump Tower Commercial LLC as defendants, also said "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."

    In fact, the suit says that when Cintron — who still works for the Trump Organization — received a "purported" raise of $7,000 per year in 2010, it was more than eaten up by the loss of his health insurance benefits that same year.

    And it says Trump failed to reimburse Cintron for "accrued vacation time, accrued sick days, and his expenses while performing his job duties."

    The suit says that under the law, due to the statute of limitations, Cintron can only make a claim for unpaid overtime for the past six years.

    The complaint says he worked about 550 hours of uncompensated overtime per year for those six years, totaling about 3,330 hours of overtime. At Cintron's current pay rate, that would mean he would be owed $178,487 in back pay. In addition to back overtime with interest, Cintron's suit is asking for almost $40,000 in statutory penalties.

    A Trump Organization spokesman said, in an emailed 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.”

    The White House had no immediate comment.

    Cintron was Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years until the Secret Service began handling that task when Trump was running for president. He also has chauffeured members of Trump's family and other business executives, the suit says.
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    Why did he stay there for 25 years if he was not happy?

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    From the article:
    During that time, the suit alleges, Cintron received a base salary but was never paid — as legally required — overtime pay at a rate of 1½ times his regular hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
    He received a salary and as such was not legally required overtime pay. Even considering Congress' recent actions as it relates to salaried pay with regards to overtime, he made around $75,000 a year and as such, is exempt from being entitled to overtime pay (On December 1st, 2016 if you receive salaried pay of under $47,476 you are entitled to overtime pay).

    In fact, the suit says that when Cintron — who still works for the Trump Organization — received a "purported" raise of $7,000 per year in 2010, it was more than eaten up by the loss of his health insurance benefits that same year.
    A $7,000 dollar raise? That is very generous. Typically a five percent raise year over year is considered good.

    Also, what happened in 2010 as it relates to healthcare? Oh, right, Obamacare went into effect March of 2010. Might his health insurance woes have occurred because of forces other than Trump?

    The complaint says he worked about 550 hours of uncompensated overtime per year for those six years, totaling about 3,330 hours of overtime. At Cintron's current pay rate, that would mean he would be owed $178,487 in back pay. In addition to back overtime with interest, Cintron's suit is asking for almost $40,000 in statutory penalties.
    What you have conveniently left out is this:

    In 2003 or so, the suit says, Cintron was being payed "a fixed salary of $62,700."

    That was bumped up to $68,000 per year in late 2006, according to the complaint.

    Then, in December 2010, "Trump purported to increase Plaintiff's annual salary by $7,000, to a total of $75,000 per year," the suit says.
    Case closed.

    Based on his current hourly rate as of today, or $36.0577 per hour, Cintron should have been paid $54.087 per hour for any time worked beyond 40 hours per week, according to the complaint.
    No, he shouldn't have. He was a salaried driver who made well above $47,476 (which only took effect at the end of 2016). That CNBC and you deceptively omit these facts shows your bias.

    The case will be dismissed and this mockery of so called journalism will be forgotten.

    You know why I don't like you, Zippy? Because you know all of this yet you still post this garbage as news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcchiefs6465 View Post
    From the article:

    He received a salary and as such was not legally required overtime pay. Even considering Congress' recent actions as it relates to salaried pay with regards to overtime, he made around $75,000 a year and as such, is exempt from being entitled to overtime pay (On December 1st, 2016 if you receive salaried pay of under $47,476 you are entitled to overtime pay).


    A $7,000 dollar raise? That is very generous. Typically a five percent raise year over year is considered good.

    Also, what happened in 2010 as it relates to healthcare? Oh, right, Obamacare went into effect March of 2010. Might his health insurance woes have occurred because of forces other than Trump?



    What you have conveniently left out is this:


    Case closed.


    No, he shouldn't have. He was a salaried driver who made well above $47,476 (which only took effect at the end of 2016). That CNBC and you deceptively omit these facts shows your bias.

    The case will be dismissed and this mockery of so called journalism will be forgotten.

    You know why I don't like you, Zippy? Because you know all of this yet you still post this garbage as news.
    Zippy doesn't do it because he dislikes Trump. Heck, in reality it wouldn't surprise me if Zip is actually on board the Trump Train.

    You will notice that his posts rarely have any emotion or passion to them. They are all pretty cookie-cutter the same.
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    How much does a Limousine Driver make in the United States?

    The average salary for a Limousine Driver is $15.74 per hour in the United States.

    hxxps://www.indeed.com/salaries/Limousine-Driver-Salaries
    From your article:

    Based on his current hourly rate as of today, or $36.0577 per hour
    So Trump compensated his driver 2.3 times more than the average limousine driver?

    How much does a Chauffeur make in the United States?

    The average salary for a Chauffeur is $15.55 per hour in the United States.

    hxxps://www.indeed.com/salaries/Chauffeur-Salaries
    From your article:

    Based on his current hourly rate as of today, or $36.0577 per hour
    And he even compensated his driver 2.3 times more than the average chauffeur?
    Last edited by kcchiefs6465; 07-11-2018 at 12:26 PM.
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