Trump's Driver is Suing Him For 3,300 Hours of Unpaid Overtime

Trump expected the driver to be at his beck and call with no overtime paid, no raises, and no healthcare

Noel Cintron, who has worked at Trump’s personal driver for the last 25 years, is suing the Trump organization for 3,300 hours of unpaid overtime that has been accumulated over the last six years. Cintron’s complaint says that Trump and his organization exploited him “In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige.”

In addition to not paying the overtime hours, Trump has only given his driver two raises in the last 15 years, and one was only given after Cintron’s health care benefits were cut. The 3,300 hours are all from the last six years, the most he can sue for due to statute of limitations.

Cintron’s job driving for Trump started at 7 am each day and continued until Trump, his business associates, or his family members no longer needed the driver’s services. No matter how many hours Cintron put in for the week, usually totaling well over 40, he was never compensated further than his base salary. He is seeking $200,000 in unpaid wages.

Not paying workers what they are owed is a common theme for Trump and his various businesses. Many lawsuits have been brought due to failure to pay by employees and contractors the organization has hired, in fact, last year one of Trump’s golf resorts was court-ordered to pay $32k to a supply company for a paint bill that was never paid.

Read more about the unpaid wages, Trump’s Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime written by Christie Smythe and Chris Dolmetsch and posted by Bloomberg on July 9, 2018