Tennessee residents and people all across the country work hard for their money and when they put in overtime they expect to be paid properly for the time they work. However, many times companies and other people will find ways around paying employees the overtime they are entitled to by law. If you or someone you love feels that you deserve overtime pay and did not receive it, you should talk to a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for the hours you have worked.
According to this case, Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower were accused by their former nanny Alexis Barry of not paying her for more than seven hundred and fifty hours of overtime. The lawsuit claims that Barry started working for the celebrity couple in August of 2006 at a pay rate of $31.25 an hour and $46.88 an hour for overtime to take care of their son. Barry is claiming that De Niro and Hightower failed to pay her for overtime or for $496 in expenses. Barry was fired in 2007, after informing the couple that she was quitting.
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower will pay Alexis Barry, the former nanny, $30,000 to settle the lawsuit. The terms of the settlement as well as any matter related to Barry’s employment are to be kept confidential according to the court.
This case shows the residents of Tennessee as well as people all across the country that even celebrities can sometimes avoid paying their employees the overtime they deserve. If you or someone you care about feel like you are entitled to overtime pay that you did not receive, then we strongly encourage you to contact one of our caring and experienced Tennessee employment overtime pay attorneys immediately. We care about you and your case and will see to it that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for the overtime you have worked. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.