American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has denied violating California labour laws, in the wake of
a legal suit filed by seven former members of staff at her Hidden Hills residence.
Andrew Ramirez, his brother Christopher Ramirez and son Andrew Ramirez Jr., along with Aron Cabrea, Rene Ernesto Flores, Jesse Fernandez and Robert Araiza were employed as gardeners and maintenance staff, and had accused Kim ofholding back taxes from their
wages but not handing over the amounts to the government, reports latimes.com.
They further said that Kim did not pay for overtime, did
not allow meal and rest breaks and had a 16-year-old on the staff surpass the 48 weekly working hours allowed for an employee of his age.
One plaintiff accused that when he raised such issues, he was fired.
Kim said in a statement: “Wage theft and other work-
place violations are a widespread problem in Los Angeles.
My firm is currently investigating other potential violations against these defendants, as well as other powerful families and businesses on behalf of everyday workers.”
The spokesperson added: “Kim has never not paid a vendor for their services and hopes that the issue between these workers and the vendor who hired them
can be amicably resolved soon.”