BEVERLY HILLS — Disgraced billionaire Donald Sterling recently settled an unpaid overtime lawsuit with a former manager of one of his properties who claims Sterling improperly terminated her and owes back wages and unpaid overtime as a result.
The case is a clear-cut example that no matter how wealthy an individual or business is, there will always be employers willing to stoop to wage theft to save a few dollars on their bottom line.
As the manager for one of the defendant’s Beverly Hills, California apartment complexes, the plaintiff claimed she was not paid minimum wage for all the hours she spent working and frequently worked over 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff further claimed Sterling did not keep an accurate record of all her hours worked as to intentionally keep from paying her all due wages.
Other allegations against Sterling included claims that he did not pay the defendant for her last pay period before her termination and that she was ultimately let go because of her age. Sterling denied all the claims and admitted no wrongdoing in the undisclosed terms of the settlement.
Donald Sterling was best known for underpaying his players while owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a team he kept perennially poor on the court to maximize his profits. Sterling gained notoriety back in 2014 when we was forced to sell the team over racially charged comments he made to his ex-wife.
Federal Overtime Pay Laws
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires all hourly employees to receive one and a half times their regular rate of pay for the time they spend working above the 40-hour overtime threshold. Furthermore, the Act sets a minimum wage that employers may not pay less than to their workers.
Only certain classes of employees may be exempt from overtime pay and must be paid at least certain amount of money as part of their salary. When employers violate federal and state overtime pay laws, plaintiffs can file unpaid overtime lawsuits to recover their back wages.
Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits
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Our office will also determine if it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit against your employer. Because strict time limitations apply for filing these types of claims, we advise you contact our experienced unpaid overtime wage attorneys at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.