Mariah Carey Sued for Overtime Pay Violations
Mariah Carey has been sued by her former personal assistant for overtime violations. The pop singer, one of the best selling music artists of all time, will have to face charges filed by attorneys for her former personal assistant in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the singer has failed to pay overtime wages required both by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York State labor law. The labor laws generally require employers to pay time and a half when an employee works more than 40 hours a week. The personal assistant, Ylser Oliver, claims that as a member of Mariah Carey’s she worked between ten to sixteen hours per day, and occasionally more than sixteen hours per day, for six to seven days per week, without receiving overtime pay. Ms. Oliver’s duties included cleaning and organizing Mariah Carey’s living areas, maintaining household supplies, and attending to her personal needs while on performance tours and vacations. Lawyers for Ms. Oliver seek to recover the value of her unpaid overtime wages, damages, and attorneys’ fees.
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