Usher Sued by Former Nanny for Wrongful Termination, Overtime Violations
May 17, 2013
In a recent Los Angeles California employment lawyers blog, Vincent Howard discussed two Hollywood wrongful termination lawsuits involving movie star Sharon Stone--who was recently sued by her former housekeeper and her former nanny, for violations of California and federal labor laws.
This week, pop star Usher made employment news headlines after his former nanny filed a wrongful termination and overtime lawsuit against the music icon, claiming that she was not paid for overtime hours while taking care of this two small children. Cecelia Duncan claimed in the wrongful termination lawsuit that she was hired as a part time nanny for the singer's children in 2010, but that she often worked over forty hours a week, with no overtime compensation.
Duncan reportedly told Usher in 2011 that she was being overworked without receiving proper overtime compensation. One year later in 2012, Duncan claims in her wrongful termination lawsuit that she was fired and never paid the extra overtime compensation for the hours that she worked while being employed by Usher.
The former nanny is suing Usher for wrongful termination, failure to pay proper overtime wages, and damages, although the damages were reportedly not specified in the lawsuit. Usher, according to the Hollywood Reporter was paid $7 million from hosting the wildly popular NBC show, "The Voice" in 2012. Usher's representative's made a statement that this lawsuit is completely without merit.
As Vincent Howard often discusses, the federal minimum wage for hourly workers is $7.25 per hour, and the minimum wage for California is $8 per hour. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, (FLSA) employees should receive overtime compensation of one and one half their normal payment rate for any hours worked beyond eight in a day and forty hours in a workweek.
Vincent Howard, managing partner of Howard Law, PC is an Orange County, California attorney specializing in labor and employment issues. Contact Howard Law today, to discuss your California overtime or wrongful termination issue.
Ex-nanny sues Usher for shorting her on pay, UPI, May 15, 2013
Usher's Ex-Nanny Sues, TMZ, May 13, 2013
'X Factor,' 'Idol' and 'The Voice' Judges Banking Bigger Paychecks as Ratings Sag, The Hollywood Reporter, November 19, 2012
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