Kim Kardashian West has been sued by seven of her domestic staff members for violating the labor law. The staff employed at her California home claims that Kim neither paid them enough, nor gave them sufficient breaks.
A civil action has been filed against Kim in Los Angeles county superior court. As per the file, the workers claim that West haven’t paid them overtime, or covered expenses. According to them, Kim also failed to provide legally mandated breaks.
The reported suit claims, “Plaintiffs never received any paystubs, were not paid on regular pay periods, were not given their required meals and rest breaks, were not provided a means to record their hours, were not paid all their hours, were not reimbursed for employment expenses, were not paid all their overtime wages, and were not paid their wages upon termination of employment.”
As per the suit, Kim Kardashian also withheld 10% of the worker’s pay for taxes, but did not report their employment to tax authorities. The lawsuit also stated, “the matter of controversy, exclusive of interests, exceeds $25,000.”
“In addition, Plaintiff Andrew Ramirez was terminated when he inquired about his rights as an employee and Plaintiff Andrew Ramirez, Jr., was employed as a sixteen-year-old minor, but worked longer than the maximum hours allowed to be worked by minors under the Labor Code,” said the report.
However, Kim Kardashian West on the other hand, has denied all the accusations. A spokesperson for Kim clarified on her behalf that Kin is not to be held responsible as the workers were hired and paid through a third party vendor.
Kim’s spokesperson said, “These workers were hired and paid through a third-party vendor hired by Kim to provide ongoing services. Kim is not party to the agreement made between the vendor and their workers, therefore she is not responsible for how the vendor manages their business and the agreements they have made directly with their staff.”
“Kim has never not paid a vendor for their services and hopes that the issue between these workers and the vendor who hired them can be amicably resolved soon,” said the spokesperson.