Lawsuit Filed Against Ex-Wife of Former Boxing Champion Sugar Shane Mosley

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Diefer Law Group attorney Marcelo Dieguez has filed a lawsuit against former boxing champion Sugar Shane Mosley's ex-wife on behalf of Maria Alvarado.

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A lawsuit was filed this week against Jin C. Mosley, the ex-wife of boxer Sugar Shane Mosley, by employment attorney Marcelo A. Dieguez of Diefer Law Group, P.C. Maria Alvarado was employed by Miss Mosley from February 2008 until June of 2012, when she was terminated. Court documents indicate that Miss Alvarado, who was originally hired as a housekeeper, alleges that she was not properly paid by the former champion’s ex-wife, and was fired in retaliation of bringing this to her former employer’s attention.

According to court documents, in September of 2010 the scope of Miss Alvarado’s responsibilities expanded from housekeeper to babysitter/ housekeeper. The complaint alleges that Miss Mosley failed to compensate her employee based on her actual hours worked; but that she instead paid Miss Alvarado a set amount - despite the fact that she often worked in excess of 50 hours a week, and often more than 8 hours a day.

The complaint lists six causes of action against Miss Mosley. It alleges that 1) Miss Mosley failed to pay due wages, 2) that she failed to provide Miss Alvarado meal/rest breaks, 3) that she failed to pay her waiting time penalties (the complaint alleges that Miss Alvarado was not paid in a timely fashion upon her termination), 4) that Miss Mosley failed to provide an accurate itemized statement showing all hours Miss Alvarado worked, 5) that Miss Mosley conducted unfair and unlawful business practices (Unfair Competition Pursuant to Business and Professions), and 6) that Miss Mosley wrongfully terminated her ex-employee.

The complaint alleges that Miss Mosley became furious upon Miss Alvarado’s statement that she was not being paid proper overtime due to her. It states that Miss Mosley in turn told Miss Alvarado that her salary would be reduced to $250.00 a week for fifty hours of work. It goes on to say that when Miss Alvarado told Miss Mosley that such wages were contrary to California law -- Miss Mosley retaliated by firing her.

Miss Mosley and her attorneys have yet to respond to the allegations.

The case, KC065105, is currently ongoing in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

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