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Donald Trump's Former Driver, Noel Cintron, Sues Organization For Unpaid Overtime

10 July 2018, 10:41 | Erica Roy

Trump's longtime driver sues for thousands of hours of unpaid overtime: report | TheHill

Donald Trump's Personal Driver Sues for a Ton of Overtime Pay

Cintron is reportedly suing for just 3,300 overtime hours during six years due to the statute of limitations.

You know what, I'm starting to think this Donald Trump guy might not be much good!

Trump's Floridian golf resort was past year ordered to pay USD$32,000 to a paint supply company who alleged the President failed to pay for an order of paint that was used in resort renovations.

The New York lawsuit, dated yesterday, is seeking to recover more than 3,000 hours in overtime, penalties, damages and lawyers' fees for the "harm" Cintron suffered while on the Trump company payroll.

"In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige President Donald Trump has, through the defendant entities, exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver", the complaint said.

Noel Cintron says he was Trump's personal driver for more than 20 years until the Secret Service took that gig in 2016 - and he says the last "meaningful" raise he got was more than a decade ago.


This lawsuit is the latest in a string of suits brought against the President and his organisations by former employees and suppliers, all of whom cite common grievances: that Trump wilfully underpaid or failed to pay compensation for services and work completed. Cintron, a registered Republican, worked as Trump's personal driver for more than 25 years, according to Bloomberg.

The plaintiff generally worked five days a week from 7am to whenever he was no longer needed, on average 50-55 hours a week, according to the suit.

In a statement to Business Insider, a Trump Organization spokesperson said that the lawsuit was frivolous, as Mr. Cintron was always paid "generously and in accordance with the law".

A Trump Organization spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call for comment on the driver's lawsuit. He said this saved Trump $17,866 in annual health insurance premiums.The case is Cintron v Trump Organization LLC et al, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 653424/2018.

He didn't raise the overtime claim until now because he wasn't fully mindful of his right to it and didn't want to cause trouble at work, said one of his lawyers, Larry Hutcher.



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