Kim Kardashian has been sued by a group of former gardeners and maintenance staff to whom she failed to properly pay wages. Earlier she allegedly refused to pay up for overtime and not allow her workers to take their meal breaks.
The workers worked at her Hidden Hills residence. Kim has denied the allegations in a statement.
The planstaff include gardeners and maintenance staff, namely Andrew Ramirez, his brother Christopher Ramirez and son Andrew Ramirez Jr, Aron Cabrea; Rene Ernesto Flores, Jesse Fernandez and Robert Araiza who sues 40-years old for all of the unpaid wages and overtime that she owes.
Los Angeles Times reviewed the 10-point complaint and reported, “Plaintiffs … were not paid on regular periods, were not given their required meal and rest breaks, were not provided a means to record all their hours, were not paid all their hours, were not reimbursed for employment expenses, were not paid all their overtime wages, and were not paid their wages upon termination of employment.”
Further stated, “In addition, Plaintiff Andrew Ramirez was terminated when he inquired about his rights as an employee and Plaintiff Andrew Ramirez, Jr., was employed as a sixteen-year-old minor, but worked longer than the maximum hours allowed to be worked by minors under the Labor Code.”
Kim said in a statement, againt the labour suit, “Wage theft and other workplace violations are a widespread problem in Los Angeles. My firm is currently investigating other potential violations against these defendants, as well as other powerful families and businesses on behalf of everyday workers.”
Mom-of-four Kim is worth an estimated $1 billion and the credit belongs to her cosmetics and clothing businesses, also endorsements and her income from Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
A spokesperson for Kim told pagesix.com: “These workers were hired and paid through a third-party vendor hired by Kim to provide ongoing services. Kim is not party to the agreement made between the vendor and their workers, therefore she is not responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with their staff. Kim has never not paid a vendor for their services and hopes that the issue between these workers and the vendor who hired them can be amicably resolved soon.”