It seems that we can’t go a day without hearing about a member of the hip-hop community under fire for something. Rick Ross’ businesses were recently targeted, because his WingStop were trying to skirt the law a bit.
Rick Ross broke his silence on Wednesday about reports that he and his family were fined for violating labor laws. A video that he shared on his story addressed the “mistakes” that happened at the WingStop locations. Ross is now taking accountability and learning from the recent missteps.
“I’ma take time to address something. When you running a business, there will be mistakes. But as the biggest boss, you never make the same mistake twice. You see, accountability. Taking accountability is big when you’re the biggest. And remember this: most successful people don’t take stumbling as a setback but actually, a stepping stone to greater things, you heard me? Let’s be great,”
The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (DOLWHD) revealed that they collected $114,427 “in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties” from an investigation into the company. DOLWHD’s investigation concluded that employees at five Wingstop locations in Mississippi owned by Boss Wing Enterprises were forced into paying illegally for training, uniforms, safety training, background checks, and even cash register shortages.
“Restaurant industry employees work hard, often for low wages, and many depend on every dollar earned to make ends meet,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Audrey Hall in Jackson, MI. “The law prevents Boss Wing Enterprises LLC from shifting operating costs to workers by deducting the costs of uniforms, cash register shortages or training expenses, or to allow a worker’s pay to fall below the minimum wage rate.”
It’s possible may have to go to court due to the violations over his business. Thirsty will monitor the situation when new developments arise.
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