Alanis Morissette Sued By Nanny Over Lack of Meal Breaks, Overtime Pay

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Alanis Morissette is being sued by a former nanny who alleges that the singer never paid her overtime or allowed her to take breaks during 12-hour shifts.

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    In Panama, my maid was $10.00 per day. No breaks or food required - and she washed all the laundry by hand. It's very hard to get a washing machine and even harder to get the plumbing hookups. Of course, I paid her way more than that, gave her breaks meals and food to take home. If people don't like the going rate, don't take the job. I bet there are a lot of perks we don't know about. Trips, couture hand me downs etc. Stop whining and start working. And the attorneys are a bunch of freeloaders who give those of us do-gooder lawyers a bad name. Try representing a battered woman in a divorce case or an indigent client wrongly accused of a crime.


    Someone just wants some extra $ after the end of their job.

    I'm a nurse, and more shifts than not I don't get a lunch.
    Bathroom breaks are hard enough to find time for.
    Getting paid for overtime is up to my employer.
    If I stay late (e.g., to finish shift paperwork, to cover for someone who's late coming in to work, to talk with a patients' family, etc.) I don't always get paid for that time.
    Crooked employer? Yes.
    And they'll remind anyone who squeaks about unfairness that there are a 100 others waiting for that job.
    Welcome to working in America.


    I have never been a nanny, but I babysat quite often as a teen. Hard labor it isn't. The child can be in the kitchen while you eat for two hours if you want. Overtime and 30 minute breaks don't really apply.


    like most feminists Alanis Morriseete has a penis....


    psst: americans are born with "Jealousy".


    Oldest stunt some nannies and or maids try. Alanis needs to kick mary poppins ass back to that theater with the dude from "Full House"! Cough, card.


    That is the work hours and meal hours in most countries in South America and for a rate of 3 dollars the hour!


    it clearly said that she was not allowed out of the room while the child was sleeping so how would she get plenty of breaks?


    It's like rain on your wedding day. ;-)


    Yeah, she was the night time nanny. Most of the time, the child was sleeping, ergo, she did get lots of break time. The overtime thing does need to be addressed though.

    @ Anne

    Omg, she didn't have to do much. Overtime and lunch breaks, wow. Sounds like a sweet job, i hope future employers are watching.

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