Kim Kardashian Responds To Labor Lawsuit Against Her
Written by BET on May 26, 2021
Actuality star and mogul Kim Kardashian is accused by upkeep employees of violating California labor legal guidelines and is now responding to the allegations, which embody not paying extra time, not permitting meal breaks and overworking a 16-year-old.
A spokesperson for Kardashian advised Page Six, “These employees had been employed and paid by a third-party vendor employed by Kim to offer ongoing companies. Kim just isn’t get together to the settlement made between the seller and their employees, due to this fact she just isn’t answerable for how the seller manages their enterprise and the agreements they’ve made immediately with their employees.”
The assertion continued, “Kim has by no means not paid a vendor for his or her companies and hopes that the problem between these employees and the seller who employed them may be amicably resolved quickly.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, the lawsuit comes from Andrew Ramirez; his brother, Christopher Ramirez, and son Andrew Ramirez Jr.; Aron Cabrea; Rene Ernesto Flores; Jesse Fernandez and Robert Araiza, all who labored on her property as gardeners and upkeep employees.
The criticism alleges, “plaintiffs … weren’t paid on common durations, weren’t given their required meal and relaxation breaks, weren’t supplied a method to file all their hours, weren’t paid all their hours, weren’t reimbursed for employment bills, weren’t paid all their extra time wages, and weren’t paid their wages upon termination of employment, ”the Times reported.
The criticism additionally claims a young person labored longer than the authorized hours within the state of California, “As well as, Plaintiff Andrew Ramirez was terminated when he inquired about his rights as an worker and Plaintiff Andrew Ramirez, Jr., was employed as a sixteen-year-old minor, however labored longer than the utmost hours allowed to be labored by minors below the Labor Code.”
Frank Kim, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, stated in a statement, “Wage theft and different office violations are a widespread downside in Los Angeles. My agency is presently investigating different potential violations in opposition to these defendants, in addition to different highly effective households and companies on behalf of on a regular basis employees.”
Frank Kim can also be representing Kanye West’s former employees in one in every of two similar lawsuits. The rapper is accused of not paying staff throughout one in every of his Sunday Service exhibits in November of 2019.