August 28, 2016  

Overworked Former Employee Sues R. Kelly

July 1, 2010 (4:34 am) 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.

R&B star 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.

More R. Kelly News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. P. Diddy Throws Star-Studded Birthday Party for Girlfriend Cassie
  2. Kim Kardashian Says Kendall Jenner Is Banned by Uber, the Company Responds
  3. J Balvin Survives Plane Crash in Bahamas
  4. Luke Cage Reveals the Downside of Being Bulletproof in First Clip
  5. Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie Jet Off for Romantic Getaway Ahead of MTV VMAs
  6. Britney Spears Calls 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden 'Awkward'
  7. Taylor Swift Naked Wax Figure Displayed at Kanye West's 'Famous' Art Exhibit
  8. Tom Hiddleston's Instagram Gets Hacked