The former nanny for Alanis Morissette is suing the singer in Los Angeles court for unpaid wages and damages after allegedly working overtime and 12-hour shifts without breaks. Bianca Cambeiro claims Morissette owes her $30,000 in wages and $100,000 in damages after working three to four days a week from 9pm to 9am for the singer, watching her son as he slept.
Cambeiro claims that she was not paid overtime and was denied meal breaks and rest throughout her 12-hour shifts during her employment from August 2011 to March 2013. Cambeiro also alleges that she traveled with Morissette and often worked seven days straight on several occasions. During her 12-hour night shifts, Cambeiro stated in the lawsuit that she was not allowed to leave Morissette’s son’s bedroom under any circumstances, unless a parent of the day nanny relieved her.
Cambeiro cites physical, mental and emotional injuries, distress, pain and suffering, lost wages, benefits and healthcare expenses in the lawsuit.
Hourly workers are required to be paid overtime, or one and a half times their hourly rate, when they work more than 40 hours a week. Sometimes, an employee may be considered exempt from this. If you think wages have been withheld from you in the workplace, our California labor law attorneys can help assist you in making a claim. Contact our Los Angeles wage dispute lawyers if you have been denied overtime pay.
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