Seven of Kim Kardashian's employees have filed a complaint alleging that she neglected to pay salaries, provide meal breaks and cover expenses.
The maintenance and cleaning staff who filed the complaint say they were employed as full-time employees by Kardashian to work at her $60 million home in Hidden Hills, California, but were classified as independent contractors once they started working there.
The employees say they were denied full-time job benefits as a result of this, and that they were not given pay stubs or compensated on a regular schedule, according to the complaint.
The seven staff members also say they were not given meal or rest breaks during their tenure at the mansion, nor were their expenses adequately reimbursed, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
They also say there was no system in place to monitor their hours, implying that Kardashian did not compensate them for any of their jobs, including overtime.
Despite the fact that the employees named Kardashian in their complaint, a spokeswoman for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said she employed a third-party vendor to handle the ongoing maintenance and cleaning services and therefore had no responsibility for the arrangement reached between the vendor and the staff it sent to her home.
Kardashian is "not responsible for how the vendor conducts their company and the arrangements they have reached directly with their employees," the representative told TMZ.
‘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.’
The representative reiterated the same position with respect to one employee in particular, who alleged in the case that he was fired after inquiring about his rights and those of his son, who is accused of working more than the maximum hours permitted for a minor under California labor law when he was only 16 years old.
Kim Legal filed the complaint against Kardashian, and lawyer Frank Kim told the Mail Online that "wage theft and other workplace abuses are a common issue in Los Angeles."
‘My firm is currently investigating other potential violations against these defendants, as well as other powerful families and businesses on behalf of everyday workers.’
In the case, which was filed in Los Angeles this week, the employees are demanding damages and other penalties.
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