(CN) - Paul Marciano, the founder of the clothing company Guess?, cheated his housekeeper out of four years of minimum wages and overtime pay, while she worked 17 hour days, six or seven days per week at the fashionista's Beverly Hills home, according to a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court.
"Despite the substantial amount of hours worked by plaintiff, defendants repeatedly failed to provide her with earned overtime compensation for work in excess of eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week, as required by section 510 of the California Labor Code and IWC Wage Order 15," the complaint said. "Instead, defendant simply paid plaintiff a fixed weekly salary without regard for the number of hours actually worked by their employee in each weekly pay period."
Between 2008 and 2011, Amelia Quezada says she wasn't even paid minimum wage, and often did not receive a rest or lunch break. And she claims record keeping requirements were not met and that she did not receive her paychecks on time.
Marciano "failed to provide plaintiff with accurate wage statements that properly reflect plaintiff's actual hours worked each pay period, all applicable rates of compensation, and the amounts of overtime, minimum-wage and missed-break compensation she earned each pay period," the complaint states.
Marciano also brought Quezada along on vacations and other trips in order to carry out many of the same duties for Marciano's family she was responsible for at the Beverly Hills estate, which included cooking, cleaning and catering to Marciano, his wife Mareva Georges and their child.
Quezada wants her unpaid wages, plus penalties and restitution.
Joes Sayas and Karl Evangelista of Glendale, Calif. are representing Quezada.