Britney Spears Sued By Former Nanny

10/1/2010 9:20 PM PDT

Britney Spears Sued By Nanny

Under the category ... hired help costs a frickin' fortune ... Britney Spears is being sued by a former nanny who claims she's owed $35,202 for one month's work.

Ferial Zaltash claims Britney hired her as a personal assistant and nanny to her children in September, 2007.  Zaltash claims she resigned a month later.

For that month, Zaltash claims Spears owes $35,202 for nanny and personal services.  The suit claims Zaltash made a demand for payment but Brit refused.

Zaltash also wants $19,940 for penalties for unpaid wages and overtime.

Beats workin' for Meg Whitman at $23 an hour ...

No comment from Britney's camp.