Rick Ross Addresses Wingstop Labor Violations
Rick Ross made headlines earlier this week when the rapper was fined for labor violations in several of his Mississippi Wingstop locations.
According to a report from XXL, the federal government’s Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has fined The Boss and his family for labor violations. The department has already collected $114,427 from Ross and his sister, Tawanda Roberts, and mother, Tammie Roberts, who are also listed as franchise owners. The report claims that the rapper and his family members are accused of “forcing employees to illegally pay for safety training, uniforms, background checks, and cash register shortages. In some instances, this caused some employees’ average hourly rates to fall below the $7.25 federal minimum wage.”
The report also includes that a 15-year-old employee worked past 10 p.m. multiple times throughout the year when the law states that 14 and 15-year-old children can not work past 7 p.m.
Rozay responded to the fine on his Instagram Story today (Aug. 18) while he sat at his grand piano. “When you’re running a business, there will be mistakes,” the “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” artist said per Uproxx. “But as the biggest boss, you never make the same mistake twice.”
He added: “You see… Taking accountability is big when you’re the biggest… And remember this: Most successful people don’t take stumbling as a setback, but actually as a stepping stone to greater things, ya heard me? Let’s be great.”