Celine Dion Faces Overtime pay Lawsuit from Former Employee

It appears that of the rich and famous may have violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to this lawsuit, Keith Sturtevant, a handyman employed by Celine Dion in March of 2009, claims that he was asked to work forty-eight to sixty hours a week by Dion but offered no extra money except for his $63,000 per year salary because he was a private contractor. Sturtevant also states he was the only employee in charge of a warehouse controlled by Dion and he also worked at her house cleaning house shutters, building book shelves, repairing items in the kitchen, setting up and breaking down equipment and running errands.

According to the claim made in the lawsuit, Don employed at least three other full-time maintenance workers as independent contractors “in an attempt to avoid paying workers compensation and appropriate federal withholding taxes.” This would be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

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Jim Higgins, founder of the Higgins Firm, is a seasoned personal injury attorney with deep roots in Nashville, Tennessee. A 4th generation Nashvillian, Jim carries on the legal legacy of his father, a judge for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law, Jim’s career began on the other side of the courtroom, defending insurance companies and learning their tactics for minimizing settlements. However, he soon realized his true calling was fighting for the rights of the injured, and for the past several years, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Since then, his dedication and skill have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Jim focuses on personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. His exceptional work has been recognized by his peers, earning him a spot on the Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024, a distinction awarded to only a select group of accomplished attorneys in each state.

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