Former Trump chauffeur sues, claiming years of unpaid overtime
NEW YORK — A former chauffeur to President Trump sued Monday for thousands of hours’ worth of unpaid overtime that the driver says he is owed.
Noel Cintron sued the president’s business, the Trump Organization, in a New York state court. While the suit doesn’t name Trump personally as a defendant, it accuses him of ‘‘callousness and cupidity.’’ The suit says Trump “exploited and denied significant wages to his own longstanding personal driver.’’
The Trump Organization said Cintron was paid generously and in accordance with the law. ‘‘Once the facts come out, we expect to be fully vindicated in court,’’ it said.
Cintron was Trump’s driver for 20 years, until the Secret Service took over in 2016. Cintron started his workday at 7 a.m., finished whenever Trump, his relatives, or Trump Organization associates said he could go home, and worked 50- to 55-hour weeks without getting overtime, the suit says.
The suit alleges federal and state labor law violations and seeks six years of unpaid overtime. His lawyers estimate the overtime at more than $170,000.