A company owned by rapper Rick Ross’ family has been fined for labor violations at five of its Wingstop locations in Mississippi, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.
Boss Wings Enterprises LLC made employees pay for their uniforms, safety trainings, background checks and cash register shortages, causing some employees’ hourly wages to fall below the $7.25 federal minimum wage, the Labor Department said.
The franchisee also violated child labor regulations when it allowed a 15-year-old to work past 10 p.m. in June 2021 several times, flouting standards prohibiting 14- and 15-year-olds from working past 7 p.m. from from June 1 to Labor Day, the department said.
The Department of Labor recovered $51,674 in back wages for 244 workers and $62,753 in civil money penalties from Boss Wings Enterprises LLC. (Continue Reading)