Rapper/actor Omar Epps and his wife Keisha reached a $650 settlement with a former nanny who alleged she was owed back wages.
Alba E. Hernandez, who worked for the couple from October 2007 until October 2015, filed the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court in October 2016, alleging various employment law violations. She later amended the complaint to add a cause of action seeking civil penalties under the state Private Attorneys General Act.
Hernandez’s attorneys filed court papers stating that the defendants agreed pay $650, with $487.50 going to the state Labor & Workforce Development Agency and $162.50 to Hernandez.
The suit stated that Hernandez looked after the couple’s children, performed errands for the Epps and cared for the family pets.
However, she was not classified as an hourly employee and was denied overtime, the suit alleged. Hernandez should have been paid $65,000 annually given the hours she worked, the complaint stated.
Hernandez also maintains she was not given accurate and complete pay stubs.
Epps, 44, has had film roles in “Major League II” and “Juice.” Keisha Epps was a member of the R&B group Total.