Rick Ross’ Wingstop Locations Fined For Labor Law Violations!!

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Rick Ross’ business entity Boss Wings Enterprises LLC has been fined by the Department of Labor for labor law violations at 5 of the company’s Wingstop franchise locations in Mississippi.

According to reports, the company now has to pay $114,427 in back wages, liquidated damages, and civil penalties. Rozay’s locations made employees pay for their own uniforms, background checks and more which meant employees took home less than the minimum wage. One location even allowed a 15-year-old child to work past 10 pm.

“Restaurant industry employees work hard, often for low wages, and many depend on every dollar earned to make ends meet. 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,” Labor’s Wage and Hour Division District Director Audrey Hall said in a statement.”

Wingstop released the following statement: “The restaurants investigated by the DOL are owned and operated by a franchisee, not Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Our franchise agreement requires all of our franchisees to operate under our operating standards, which requires compliance with all laws and regulations. We were not previously aware of the DOL action against Boss Wings LLC.”

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