Irving Azoff & Wife Sued By Ex-Housekeeper
Grammy Award-winning music executive Irving Azoff and his wife, Shelli Azoff, were sued by their ex-housekeeper for not paying overtime wages.
The lawsuit filed by former housekeeper Paola Rosales accuses the couple of violating the California labor laws by only paying her for nine hours a day–even as she worked 10 to 12 hours a day. She is suing for unpaid wages and unpaid overtime.
In response, Irving and Shelli Azoff issued a statement denying the allegations. They claim that Ms. Rosales was an independent contractor who worked a flexible schedule and was not an employee of the couple.
Details of the Suit
The lawsuit includes the following details:
- Ms. Rosales worked as a housekeeper for Irving and Shelli Azoff from September 2017 to April 2020.
- Ms. Rosales claims that she typically worked 10 to 12 hours per day, five days a week.
- Ms. Rosales was only paid for nine hours a day, no matter how many hours she actually worked.
- Ms. Rosales is suing for unpaid wages and unpaid overtime.
The Azoff’s Denial
The Azoff’s have strongly denied Ms. Rosales’ allegations. They claim that she was an independent contractor and not their employee. Irving and Shelli Azoff further argue that they provided Ms. Rosales with a flexible schedule and that she was always compensated for the hours she actually worked.
This lawsuit is ongoing and it is yet to be determined whether or not Ms. Rosales’ allegations are true. Time will tell if she will get the justice she seeks.