The writers of TV’s campest show, E!’s ‘Fashion Police’, are turning to fashion law in a bid to claim back unpaid wages! The show, which features Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne commenting on celebrity fashion, has allegedly ignored California labour laws and is being sued for $1 million in back wages by its writers.
Californian law requires an employer to pay hourly employees their regular wage rate for all time worked in an eight-hour period. The law also requires paying overtime for employment beyond eight hours in any workday or more than 40 hours in any workweek. Now the writer’s of the Fashion Police claim that they are owed more than $1 million in back wages by E!
“The most I’ve been paid for a show has been for eight hours of work,” said writer Eliza Kinner in a release issued by theWriters Guild of America, West. “In reality, I put in anywhere from 12 to 32 additional hours on each show – time I should have been compensated for. On top of that is all the unpaid overtime we regularly work. There are some shows where we are required to work 16-hour days, from 2:30 p.m. until around 5:30 the following morning.”
In response, E have released the following statement “E! values our ‘Fashion Police’ writers and we pay them fairly and in full legal compliance.”
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