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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Andre Porter

Andre is a news writer at Ringside News and its sister site Thirsty For News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 1999. He has been to plenty of Raw and Smackdown television tapings and various WWE PPVs including Wrestlemania. Andre is a graduate of The University of Arts back in 2009 with a BFA in Multimedia. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker and Triple H. Outside of his writing for the two sites Andre is a fan of film, traveling, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. *** John Cena follow him on Twitter***

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