Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West failed to pay overtime, cover expenses and provide legally mandatory breaks to workers who clean and maintain her home in California, they alleged in a complaint filed Monday.
The seven plaintiffs have not named a dollar amount they seek from the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, other than to say that “the controversial matter, excluding interest, exceeds $ 25,000.” according to whether the civil action was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
The work in question took place at the reality TV star’s home in Hidden Hills, an exclusive gated community in the Santa Monica Mountains and far west of LA County.
The workers accused Kardashian West of withholding 10% of their pay for taxes while not actually reporting their jobs to the tax authorities.
The lawsuit, filed by Los Angeles attorney Frank Kim, said: “The plaintiffs never received pay stubs, were not paid on normal pay periods, did not receive the meal. and the necessary breaks, did not have the means to record all their hours, were not paid all their hours, were not reimbursed for their employment expenses, did not receive all their overtime wages and did not receive their wages upon termination of employment. ”
Kardashian West, 40, runs a media, cosmetics and apparel empire and, earlier this year, was first named to Forbes magazine’s billionaire list.
A representative for the star said the plaintiffs worked for a salesperson employed by Kardashian West and that she could not be held liable as a third party. The representative did not disclose the name of the seller.
“These workers were hired and paid through a third-party supplier hired by Kim to provide ongoing services,” the representatives said in a statement.
The defendant’s show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” is televised on cable channel E !, which is owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.
This is the show’s final season, with the series finale scheduled to air on June 10.
In a recent episode, Kardashian West got into an argument with Kourtney Kardashian, accusing her sister of yelling at the old man’s nanny.
“She said she felt so degraded by you,” Kardashian West said. “And you just started yelling at him.” And you said: “Lower your voice”. ”
Kourtney denied yelling at the nanny.