Jay-Z Sued for Neglecting Workers

Jay-Z Sued for Neglecting Workers

Lawsuit claims Jay-Z failed to pay workers compensation insurance in 2009.

Published December 29, 2011

Another day, another lawsuit levied at Jay-Z.

A lawsuit filed by the Workers Compensation Board of New York, alleges that the hip hop mogul failed to pay workers compensation insurance over a period of three months in 2009. Jigga has since been ordered to pay $18,000 in fines for the oversight which affected his domestic employees.

According to TMZ, a source is refuting the claim that Jay-Z put his employees health and safety in jeopardy when he missed the payments by saying he never missed them at all and that the $18,000 is a minor clerical error.

A couple weeks ago, it was reported that Jay-Z, along with Kanye West, was the target of another lawsuit filed by renowned soul and blues musician Syl Johnson in October for sampling his song "Different Strokes" without permission on their track "The Joy," featured on their collaborative album Watch the Throne. A claim which Jay and Ye disputed for a number of reasons. 

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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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