Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jay-Z Accused of Paying Below Minimum Wage

Jay-Z is being sued by a woman who used to work as a waitress at his New York nightclub 40/40 - for allegedly failing to pay employees the minimum wage. The company that owns the club Twenty Ones Inc is accused of not paying staff the tips left for them by customers. The suit claims a percentage of tips were kept from staff and accuses the club of "willfully failing and refusing to pay them at the legally required minimum wage" since it opened in 2003.

This isn't the only lawsuit filed against Jay. Earlier this week it was reported that Jay-Z and Damon Dash are being hit with a $15 million lawsuit claiming that Roc-A-Fella stole the concept for the “State Property” movie from his novel.