Trump's pick for federal wage watchdog stiffed her house-cleaners

The word on the Hill is that Trump will nominate Cheryl Stanton to head the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, a step up from her current job as head of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, where her tenure has been marked by high-profile resignations over her plans to trump up claims against employees she disliked and wanted to fire, and (you can't make this stuff up) a lawsuit by the agency that cleans her house because she refused to pay them.

In Stanton's new role, she'll be in charge of helping people who get stiffed by their bosses.

But records show Stanton has had her own problems paying people who work for her. Currently head of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Stanton was named last year in a lawsuit alleging she failed to pay her house cleaners.

Laurie Titus of Sunflower Cleaning Group stated in her suit that Stanton failed to pay for four house cleaning visits, at $90 each.

“I have emailed, mailed, and certified mailed trying to get payment,” the lawsuit said.

Trump's expected pick for wage chief sued for stiffing house cleaners [Will Evans/Reveal]

(via Naked Capitalism)