Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Federal lawsuit against R Kelly

They may love  in in south Africa 
but there's a lawsuit waiting for R Kelly when he gets back home.
From My Fox Chicago

A former employee of R&B singer R. Kelly filed a federal lawsuit against the musician and his production company Thursday, claiming tour employees were not adequately compensated for overtime hours they worked.

Anthony Navarro claims in the lawsuit that he and other “runners” hired by Kelly’s Bass Productions, Ltd. worked more than 40 hours per week assisting with a large-scale concert tour and studio operations, but were paid straight time instead of time-and-a-half overtime wages.

Navarro, of Atlanta, Ga., claims in the suit he sometimes worked more than 80 hours per week during several work periods in 2007.

Robert Kelly, known by his stage name “R. Kelly” has authority over payroll accounts and employee compensation, according to the suit.

The two count suit claims violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and seeks compensatory damages for overtime hours worked plus the costs of the suit.

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