T.I. is in hot water.
The rapper and his business partner, Charles Hughes, are being sued by their downtown Atlanta restaurant employees for stiffing them on their paychecks. A lawsuit was filed Tuesday (July 5) claiming the Scales 925 employees were not properly paid for their services, WSBTV reports.
The lawsuit says:
“Hughes used Scales LLC to create bank accounts for payroll. However, Hughes would deposit money from SCALES 925 into his personal account causing payroll checks to bounce,” the suit claims. “Hughes has made fraudulent statements to restaurant employees concerning the hours the employees worked at SCALES 925. For example, Hughes used a time and billing software call ALOHA for keeping track of employee hours. The software would delete hours or not keep track of hours exceeding 40 hours per week. Employees complained to Hughes but were told it was nothing he could do. Hughes also implemented the time and billing software in such a way that it caused employees to claim $35 in tips when the employees did not, in fact, make $35 in tips. Employees were also coerced to work off the clock for three hours before they were allowed to go home.”
“During Plaintiffs’ employment with Scales, they would routinely work more than 40 hours per week. Although Plaintiffs would routinely work more than 40 hours per week, they were not paid overtime. Plaintiffs complained to Scales about not being paid overtime; however, Scales would simply ignore their complaints.”
The employees are seeking backpay in various amounts. Stay tuned.
SOURCE: WSBTV | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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