TMZ reported, the U.S. Department of Labor has collected $114,427 “in back wages, liquidated damage, and civil penalties” from five stores, all of which are owned by the rapper’s company Boss Wing Enterprises.
The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division claims the stores made their employees illegally pay for uniforms, safety training, background checks, and even cash register shortages. In addition, the department says Boss Wing Enterprises is in violation of child labor regulations, as they found a 15-year-old illegally worked past 10 p.m. last summer.
“Restaurant industry employees work hard, often for low wages, and many depend on every dollar earned to make ends meet,” Wage and Hour Division District Director Audrey Hall in Jackson, Mississippi, said in a statement. “The law prevents Boss Wing Enterprises LLC from shifting operating costs to workers…or to allow a worker’s pay to fall below the minimum wage rate.”
The MMG founder went on Instagram stories and addressed the alleged labor law violations at his Wingstops. Ross admitted to failures but suggested he would take steps to make things right.
“When you running a business, there will be mistakes, but as the biggest boss, you never make the same mistake twice,” he said in the video show below.
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