Jupiter Island diva Celine Dion‘s handyman filed a federal lawsuit against her yesterday, claiming that the singer of My Heart Will Go On stiffed him!
Worker Keith Sturtevant says Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, owe him and other household employees thousands of dollars in overtime.
Sturtevant, whose job title was “warehouse manager,” was hired as Dion’s breathtaking oceanfront mansion was under construction in March 2009, and resigned June 12.
According to the lawsuit obtained by Gossip Extra, Sturtevant performed a variety of tasks at the 9,500-square-foot mansion, including cleaning shutters, repairing kitchen items, fixing an ice maker, setting up and tearing down party events for the couple, building book shelves, and running errands.
The suit alleges that Dion and Angelil, who started him off at about $50,000 a year, “improperly and illegally designated him as an (overtime) exempt employee” and paid him a straight salary — no matter how long he worked.
The court documents show he was asked to work 60 hours on some weeks!
Sturtevant admits to receiving a $13,000-raise but no overtime over 40 hours a week.
He also claims some of his co-workers were also deemed “overtime exempt” despite the fact the performed low-level tasks.
Dion is no stranger to lawsuits in South Florida. She’s been sued by the architect of the Jupiter Island house and several contractors.
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