Tips Sharing In Restaurants: Is It Legal?

Last Updated on January 11, 2022

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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.
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.
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.

The information submitted on this page will be forwarded to Berger Montague who has sponsored this investigation.

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