Serralta, who was a live-in maid for Sakhawat and Roomy Khan of Atherton, claims she was unaware of California state laws mandating overtime pay and was never informed of the law by her employers. She often worked 14-hour days for six days a week, "without overtime pay or breaks." Serralta was paid $1,000 to $1,300 a month for her services.
The suit asks for unpaid wages, liquidated damages and penalties, which Serralta's attorney Christina Chung of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center estimated could approach $120,000. It does not claim punitive damages.
No punitive damages to boot? Sounds fair enough to us. Especially given this extra piece of information the Gate dug up:
... the Khan's home, which is currently listed for sale with an asking price of $17.9 million. County records describe the residence as having 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The 1.8 acre property includes a pool, a tennis court and a two-story guest house, according to real estate listings, which describe it as a "grand estate."
Shouldn't be hard to dig out $120,000 out from under that $17.9 mil, should it? Pocket change, my dears. Pocket change.
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