Investigators also found that in June 2021, a 15-year-old employee had worked multiple times after 10 p.m., in direct violation of the child labor rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to the Labor Department. It is illegal for 14- and 15-year-olds to work before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. from June 1 until Labour Day. Tawanda Roberts did not respond to a request for comment on her work email regarding the DOL investigation. A Boss Wing representative reached by phone urged a reporter to contact Wingstop`s PR department for comment, even though they operate independently. In a statement, Wingstop distanced itself from Boss Wings. The Labor Department`s Wages and Hours Division says Mississippi stores — under Boss Wing Enterprises — illegally charged their employees for uniforms, safety training, background checks and even checkout shortages. For information on the RSA and other legislation administered by the ministry, contact the agency`s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Make sure hours worked and pay are correct by downloading the ministry`s free Android timesheet app. Deductions for employee safety training and background checks “illegally lowered the wage rate during weeks when workers were working overtime, prompting Boss Wings to pay overtime at rates lower than those required by federal law,” according to the Labor Department. Learn more about payroll and hours, including a search tool you can use if you think you will receive the salary received by the department. Employees can confidentially call payroll and hours when they ask questions, and the department can speak to callers in more than 200 languages.
The family of rapper Rick Ross, who operate several Wingstop franchises, owns the five Mississippi locations where the Labor Department illegally deducts money from workers` wages, so some bring in less than $7.25 an hour. Investigators also found a 15-year-old boy who was working illegally after 10 p.m. last June. Federal law states that young teenagers cannot work after 7 p.m. Help us make statutory salaries more transparent. Get exclusive access to anonymized legal salary data. Gerry McGrath has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since March 2020. Gerry brings over 25 years of legal experience to the Wingstop team. Prior to joining Wingstop, Gerry was General Counsel at Fogo de Chão for over five years and a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP for 14 years, where he focused on domestic and international transactions, corporate governance and capital markets.
Marsch previously served as General Counsel and Secretary to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts during the subsequent turnaround and growth phase. There he led the company through key legal matters and was a member of the management team during Krispy`s resurgence, in national franchising and international expansion in over 25 countries. The U.S. Department of Labor ordered Boss Wings Enterprises LLC to pay $114,427 in wage arrears, penalties, and civil penalties. The Labor Department said the operator of some of the multinational chain`s aviation restaurants required employees to pay for uniforms, safety training, background checks and bottlenecks. The ministry`s payroll and hour investigation into the payroll practices of Boss Wings Enterprises LLC in Southaven found several violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, including the following: The DOL claims to have claimed $51,674 in wages from 244 workers and fined the franchise $62,753 in civil penalties. CHIPOTLE TO GIVE NEW YORK WORKERS $20 MILLION FOR LABOR VIOLATIONS “This is an opportunity for jobs in Clarksdale and an opportunity for the black community,” Ross told local media at the opening ceremony. “It`s going to bring people downtown, and Clarksdale needs it. Marsch joins Wingstop from the law firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.
Earlier in his career, he was in-house counsel at R.J. Reynolds and practiced law at Jones Day`s Washington office. Wingstop sign outside a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, November 19, 2021. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Reuters photos) In 2016, it was reported that Rick Ross` family owned at least nine Wingstop locations. Last year, Ross posted on Instagram that his son had received one of their locations as a 16th birthday gift. It`s unclear how many Wingstop locations the family operates now, but a Wingstop blog post said Ross owned 28 in 2019. Marisa Carona has been Chief Franchise Operations Officer US since July 2022. Marisa joined the company in February 2015 and most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer.
During her tenure with the company, Marisa led key areas of the company, including corporate strategy, ESG, training and marketing. Prior to joining Wingstop, Marisa led strategic initiatives at 7-Eleven focused on innovation. Marisa began her career as an engineer at Lockheed Martin, where she held various leadership positions. The rapper had a cluster of locations in Memphis, but Wingstop`s headquarters said Boss Wings had moved those locations to a new operator. Most of the family`s locations are in the Southeast and Miami, where Ross lives. Please let us know how you feel working with this law firm. Do not disclose any personal information or details about your case. All opinions submitted will be shared with the law firm prior to publication. “The restaurants investigated by the DOL are owned and operated by a franchisee, not by Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Our franchise agreement requires all of our franchisees to operate in accordance with our operating standards, which requires compliance with all laws and regulations,” the company said in a statement. We were not aware of the DOL`s action against Boss Wings LLC before. FADER contacted Ross and the Ministry of Labour for more information.
Donnie Upshaw has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since December 2021 and assumed oversight of corporate restaurants in July 2022. He joined the team in April 2018 as Vice President of Human Resources before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources in November 2019. Prior to joining Wingstop, Donnie spent two years as Vice President of Human Resources at Credit Corp, where he led initiatives to improve financial performance, nurture internal talent, and increase a focus on culture and overall employee satisfaction. Prior to joining Credit Corp, Donnie was Director of Human Resources and Compliance at Energy Dispatch, a subsidiary of RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., where he spent 11 years.