AceShowbiz - Sarah Jessica Parker is being sued by a former manager at one of her shoe stores for allegedly failing to pay her overtime wages.
The "Sex and the City" star, her business partner George Malkemus and their company have been accused of stiffing ex-employee Heather Holt out of overtime pay from December 31, 2018, to March 1, 2020.
In the legal papers, filed in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Holt's lawyers claim, "Plaintiff was not adequately compensated overtime wages at the overtime wage rate for all hours worked over forty in a workweek."
While the suit doesn't say how much Holt is allegedly owed, she is seeking the back pay as well as interest and "liquidated damages and statutory penalties."
"All New Yorkers deserve to be paid for the time that they worked. Violations of the Wage Theft Prevent Act are serious, and every employer who allegedly violates the law needs to be held accountable, even celebrities such as Ms. Parker," Holt's lawyer, Lawrence Spasojevich of Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, commented.
When contacted by the New York Post's Page Six, a representative for Parker stated, "We learned about the suit from your inquiry and are looking into the claims."
Parker has enjoyed huge success with her eponymous footwear line, which is sold in stores in New York, Las Vegas, Maryland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Canada.