Thursday, June 28, 2012

Celine Dion Sued For Not Paying Employees Overtime

According to a new federal lawsuit filed by their ex-handyman, Celine Dion and her husband are a pair o' tight wads when it comes to compensating employees at their massive Florida compound.  

It has to be noted that the person who filed the lawsuit on Wednesday is Keith Sturtevant. In the suit he claims he was hired in March 2009 as a "warehouse manager" but reveals that he also regularly worked at Celine and Rene Angelil's mansion in Hobe Sound, Florida.

According to the suit, Sturtevant fixed ice makers, cleaned house shutters, built stages, and ran miscellaneous errands for Celine and Rene and although he had a "manager" title, Sturtevant insists he "did not have the power to hire or fire employees."

The suit alleges Celine and Rene "improperly and illegally designated (Sturtevant) as an exempt employee", allowing them to avoid paying the overtime, which Sturtevant claims he's owed since he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week.

It has to be mentioned that Sturtevant's suit claims Celine and Rene improperly slapped the "exempt employee" label on several other employees too. As a result,
Sturtevant is suing for all his back overtime wages.

What do you think?

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  1. I think anybody that works overtime should get paid for over time. California labor laws overtime provision states that workers working more than twelve hours must be paid double time. I think it should be that way everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

  2. very nice blog.A large amount of that Overtime is unauthorized


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