HR Strange But True!
February 02, 2012

The Queen Monster herself, Lady Gaga, has been accused of living up to her title by a former personal assistant. The assistant is suing the superstar for over 7,000 hours of overtime.

The assistant filed a lawsuit against Gaga’s touring company in Manhattan federal court in December. The assistant is suing for back pay to the tune of 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime, as well as other unspecified damages.

Working for Gaga was grueling, according to the allegations.

There were no breaks for meals “or at times, even sleep,” reported the NY Post. The court papers also suggested the assistant was required to be at the singer’s beck and call at the “earliest waking hour” or for “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night.”

So, how much does 7,168 hours of overtime add up to when you’re Gaga’s go-to? If the lawsuit is successful, the former assistant will reportedly receive $380,000!

This isn’t the first time Gaga’s made the HR Strange but True column. Here are a few recent articles about the singer.

Gaga Gets to No. 1 Spot with Help of Social Media—Lady Gaga reached the top of Forbes Celebrity 100 list, knocking Oprah out of the No. 1 spot.

An Intern to Go Ga Ga Over—The HR Director at Philip Treacy better get out the dress code policy—especially about taking breaks to change outfits every hour.


NY Post

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