Tips Sharing In Restaurants: Is It Legal?

October 10, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Workers in the restaurant service industry who were forced to share tips with managers, janitors, dishwashers, cooks, bouncers or other non-tipped employees.
Damages:
Restaurant service workers who were subjected to an illegal tip pooling scheme may be able to seek recovery of the money that was wrongfully taken from them.
Company(ies):
All restaurants, bars and similar establishments employing tipped service employees.
Additional Details:
According to federal law, employees who do not regularly receive tips cannot participate in a tip pool.