Friday, 29 June 2012

Celine Dion Sued By Staff for allegedly cheating her employees out of overtime pay


I have and probably will always be a fan of Celine Dion, and that is because I love LOVE too much and she sings those very intense kinda love songs that makes you feel your heart melt OR makes you want to kil yourself if you have never been loved that way.Well, she keep a very private life with her family, and I am not happy that the first time I have to talk about her is because she is allegedly 'tight fisted'

This is how the Ny Daily news is telling the story:
A Florida handyman is suing Celine Dion for unpaid overtime claiming the singer is a tight-fisted taskmaster with her domestic employees.
Keith Sturtevant said he was asked to work 48 to 60 hours a week by Dion and her husband Rene Angelil but offered no extra money beyond his $63,000 per year salary because he was a designated as a private contractor.
“There is no question he worked just tons and tons of overtime hours, and when it came to a head, that is when he left,” Sturtevant’s lawyer Dennis Card told the Daily News.
“My client is not exempt from the Fair Labor Act, and they know it damn well,” Card, who filed the claim in federal court, said.
Sturtevant claims he was the sole employee in charge of a warehouse controlled by Dion, 44, and also worked at her compound in Hobe Sound, Fla., performing “extensive” tasks such as cleaning house shutters, building book shelves, repairing kitchen items, setting up and tearing down event equipment and running errands.
Dion’s rep was not immediately available for comment.
According to the complaint, Dion employed at least three other full-time maintenance workers as independent contractors “in an attempt to avoid paying workers compensation and appropriate federal withholding taxes.”
Sturtevant was hired in March 2009 and worked for Dion until June, the lawsuit stated.
Card declined to discuss the exit.
“His departure may be the subject of another lawsuit,” Card told The News
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