Rick Ross’ Wingstop Franchises Hit With A Big Fine For Back Wages And Other Penalties

The Department of Labor determined his franchises were violating labor laws.

Rick Ross and his family were recently hit with fines for back wages and other penalties at their Wingstop locations, according to TMZ.

The rapper’s company, Boss Wings Enterprises LLC, was hit with a $114,427 fine for back wages and other penalties after the Deparrment of Labor determined their franchises were violating labor laws by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Department of Labor claims they found many of the employees were taking home less than $7.25/hour after factoring in all the deductions and alleges the owners of these specific franchises were forcing workers to pay for uniforms, basic safety training, background checks and cash register shortages.

"Restaurant industry employees work hard, often for low wages, and many depend on every dollar earned to make ends meet,” a labor official shared.

“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."

They also claim the franchises in question were making employees work overtime without properly compensating them and not keeping clean time records on hand.

DOL claims they found an instance where a 15-year-old employee worked past 10 PM several times in June 2021 -- which the agency claims ran afoul of a law prohibiting workers that young from working past 7 PM promoting them to hit Boss Wings with $51,674 in back wages/damages for 244 workers and additional fines of nearly $63,000.

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