Rick Ross addresses Wingstop violations: “There will be mistakes”

Written by on August 17, 2022

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Rick Ross is breaking his silence after several of his Wingstop locations were fined for labor law violations.

As reported by XXL, employees at five Wingstop restaurants in Mississippi were illegally forced to foot the bill for background checks, safety training and uniforms, dropping their hourly rates below the $7.25 federal minimum wage. A 15-year-old employee was also revealed to have worked past 10 p.m. on multiple occasions — despite a law that specifically prohibits those under 16 from working after 7 p.m.

The violations subsequently resulted in a fine; Ross’ Boss Wings Enterprises LLC was forced to pay roughly $114,000 “in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties” to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The rapper has since taken accountability for the missteps.

“When you’re running a business, there will be mistakes,” Ross said in clips shared on his Instagram Stories. “But as the biggest boss, you never make the same mistake twice. You see, accountability. Taking accountability is big when you the biggest. And remember this, most successful people don’t take stumbling as a set back, but actually a stepping stone to greater things you heard me? Let’s be great. A toast to the hustlers.”

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