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Celine Dion

Sued for Screwing

Employees Out of Overtime

6/28/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0627_celine_dion_reneCeline Dion and her husband are a couple o' tight wads when it comes to compensating employees at their massive Florida compound ... according to a new federal lawsuit filed by their ex-handyman.

TMZ obtained a copy of the suit filed by Keith Sturtevant Wednesday -- and in it he claims he was hired in March 2009 as a "warehouse manager" ... but says he also regularly worked at Celine and Rene Angelil's giant home in Hobe Sound, Florida.

According to the suit, Sturtevant fixed ice makers, cleaned house shutters, built stages, and ran miscellaneous errands for Celine and Rene -- and although he had a "manager" title ... Sturtevant claims he "did not have the power to hire or fire employees."

The suit alleges Celine and Rene "improperly and illegally designated [Sturtevant] as an exempt employee" -- allowing them to avoid paying the overtime ... which Sturtevant claims he's owed since he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week.

Sturtevant's suit claims Celine and Rene improperly slapped the "exempt employee" label on several other employees too. He's suing for all his back overtime wages.

We've reached out to Celine's reps for comment, but so far ... no reply.

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69 COMMENTS

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31.

Seldombinlaid    

Weird looking husband.

810 days ago
32.

VIDGMER    

Ahhh, Celine Dion needs to stay in Las Vegas....

810 days ago
33.

LindaJay    

If this is true, it's reprehensible---all that money. Skinflints!

810 days ago
34.

Teresa    

She may be nice but she has forgotten where she comes from.

810 days ago
35.

Dave H    

He was pulling $63k a year for grunt work. Typical garbage lawsuit. He was willing to do the work for 3 years as an exempt employee, but once he gets fired, suddenly he feels cheated. bum

810 days ago
36.

Pelosigivesobamahead    

Go Keith!!! These two are so effin weird!!!

809 days ago
37.

Jackazz flatts    

Her heart will go on forever

808 days ago
38.

fruck    

i saw the crack on that bitch what a cameltoe

806 days ago
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