This time, the most recent employer who took the center stage after being sued by a former nanny is no other than renowned singer Alanis Morissette.
According to media sources, the singer-songwriter is now facing lawsuit after the former nanny of her now two-year-old son filed a wage and hour claim before the Los Angeles Superior Court last September, 26.
In the said lawsuit, the former nanny, Bianca Cambeiro, claimed that she was hired by Morissette and her husband, Mario Treadway, last August, 2011 as a night nanny for the couple’s son.
Unfortunately, although her hour rate is quite good, she was neither paid overtime nor given meal or rest breaks. Furthermore, she was prohibited from leaving the room of the infant that she was supervising unless a parent was present in the room or the other nanny arrived, she affirmed.
Cambeiro is seeking for $100,000.00 for her physical, mental, emotional pain and sufferings, lost wages and other expenses in the said lawsuit, which also named Treadway.
Last May, amidst the rapper Diddy’s full blast career, his “baby mama” Kim Porter was likewise hit by similar claim filed by her former nanny. As for Porter, it was actually her second employment case filed her previous household employees.
In California, most employees usually work for eight hours a day. Meanwhile, Cambeiro contested in her lawsuit that she worked from 9:00 PM until 9:00 AM, constituting 12 hours of work. In such event that an employee worked beyond eight hours, they are definitely entitled to overtime pay as dictated under the California employment laws. Thus, employers should heed in giving employees with the right compensation they deserve.