Ex-Employee Sues Kandi Burruss Over Back Pay
We previously reported RHOA star and serial entrepreneur Kandi Burruss was facing some legal problems with her ‘Old Lady Gang’ restaurant in Atlanta.
A carpenter claimed that he was owed over $16,000 and received bad checks from their general contractor, and a HVAC contractor says he’s owed over $5,000 for his work.
Now according to AJC, Burruss is facing more problems after a former employee alleged she refused to pay him overtime pay for 2 years worth of work.
Johnnie Winston III, who describes himself as a caterer and event planner on his Instagram page, said he worked for Burruss from August 3, 2013 until he was terminated February 29, 2016. He did not say why he was let go.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on October 27.
In the lawsuit, he said he regularly worked seven days a week, well in excess of 40 hours a week. Over time, he said he worked anywhere from 10 to 20 hours a day, seven days a week. He alleges that he was not paid overtime for those extra hours.
The former employee says he planned numerous events, meetings and ran errands for the star:
He described work included planning special events, attending mandatory meetings, running errands and preparing meals for special events. In the lawsuit, he said worked as the manager for the Kandi Factory, her studio, then became event planner in early 2014, followed by a title change to production coordinator. He helped with her wedding to Todd Tucker, her Bedroom Kandi conventions, Business Woman’s Masterclass and taping of her Kandi Koated Nights broadcasts.
Kandi and her former employee even share mutual friends:
Do you think Kandi owes her former employee money?