Betty White's Former Live-In Employee Sues for Labor-Code Violations

A woman who says she worked for Betty White for more than two decades is suing the comedian for a handful of labor-code violations and unfair business practices.
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Betty White's former live-in domestic employee was overworked and underpaid, according to a highly technical, but somehow still not detailed, lawsuit filed Thursday.

Anita Maynard says she worked for the 94-year-old actress for more than 22 years, up until last week.

Maynard says she worked in excess of 14 hours a day, six days a week and was not paid overtime. She also says she didn't get uninterrupted meal breaks, wasn't given timely accurate wage statements and wasn't paid all of her wages and vacation pay owed upon her employment ending, according to the complaint.

The bulk of the complaint details various labor-code requirements pertaining to minimum wage, the number of hours worked necessary to receive overtime and breaks required during shifts.

It doesn't give examples or specifics of what Maynard was being paid to do for White, other than saying she "was not a personal attendant because she spent more than 20 percent of her time performing work other than feeding and dressing a person who needs supervision."

Maynard wants all wages earned and owed, statutory penalties, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, restitution and an injunction to prohibit White and unnamed co-defendants from future violations.

White's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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