A former Pink Martini finance manager has filed a wage claim against the veteran Portland band for over $40,000.
The claim, filed last Friday by attorney Karen Moore on behalf of plaintiff Laurie Hillenbrand in Multnomah County Circuit Court, demands a jury trial for wages allegedly withheld in 2017.
According to the lawsuit, Hillenbrand worked for the veteran lounge-pop band from 2012 to 2017. The suit alleges that Hillenbrand worked beyond her usual 24-hour workweek for several months in 2017, but the band failed to pay for roughly $6,000 in additional labor, and withheld a $10,000 nondiscretionary bonus and about $14,000 in unused sick and vacation time upon ending her employment.
The claim demands payment of the withheld fund, plus almost $10,000 in penalty wages.
Neither Pink Martini nor Hillenbrand immediately replied to WW's request for comment.