Overworked Former Employee Sues R. Kelly

July 01, 2010 04:34:53 GMT

Anthony Navarro in his complaints said that he agreed on extra paycheck for the additional hours but he was only paid the normal rate in the end.

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R&B star R. Kelly has been slapped with a lawsuit from a former employee over allegations of unpaid wages. The "I Believe I Can Fly" hitmaker is accused of failing to compensate Anthony Navarro for overtime hours he racked up in 2007, while Kelly was on tour.

In his legal papers, filed in an Illinois court, Navarro claims he and his fellow workers were sometimes forced to work more than 80 hours a week to help with studio and tour preparations. They were reportedly contracted to be paid time-and-a-half for the additional hours but Navarro alleges he was only paid at the normal rate.

He has also named Kelly's production company, Bass Productions Ltd., in the lawsuit and has cited the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law in his court filing. He is seeking undisclosed damages and court costs.


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posted by Ally on Apr 25, 2011
Very true! Makes a cnhgae to see someone spell it out like that. :)
posted by Lisa tamse on Jul 02, 2010
Im frm south africa i think r kelly must pay a fool atension

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