Tag: Illegal Tip Pool

Tip Laws


Tips for Employers Servers There is a common misconception among servers in the restaurant industry that if a server’s hourly wage plus tips exceeds the minimum wage then your employer can do whatever it wants with your tips. However, this is not the law: even if your wages and ... Read More
September 4, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Tip Theft


Tip Theft. Does your employer require you to pay for cash shortages? Don’t. What’s worse than getting stiffed on a tip? Getting stiffed on a tab. Have you ever worked in a restaurant where they had a policy requiring waiters and waitresses to pay for tabs when a customer left without ... Read More
August 9, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Tip Theft


What’s in a name? The proverbial lawyer answer, of course, is: everything! But really, phrasing has a huge impact on how society perceives things. Take the term “ride-sharing,” for instance. We refer to Uber as ride-sharing, but originally Uber was called Ubercab. However, after receiving a cease-and-desist for operating an ... Read More
July 30, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
New Tip Laws


Currently, most staff who work in places where tips are provided, pool their tips and distribute the tip pool to other employees. Also, part of these tips include credit card tips left by customers for the benefit of the waitstaff. In accordance with what is called a ... Read More
June 20, 2018Herrmann Law
Illegal Tip Pool


**Warning:  If you are paid a direct wage of less than $7.25 per hour (i.e. as little as $2.13/hour) the new regulation discussed in this article does NOT apply to you – your employer cannot take your tips, deduct from your tips, require you to share tips in ... Read More
January 4, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN


Tip Pooling and Tip Sharing Today, creativity among employers is at an all-time high when it comes to circumventing the minimum wage laws – especially when it comes to tipped employees. It is no surprise that employers continuously attempt to use state and federal minimum wage laws to their advantage ... Read More
July 25, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Laws for Paying Servers


A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work is the mantra of working class America. However, what happens when you don’t receive fair pay or your employer is stealing tips from you? Luckily, federal law provides very strong protections that safeguard the right of the working class ... Read More
May 31, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Illegal Tip Pools


Seriously: Can My Employer Legally Do That? If the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, then how do some employers (specifically, restaurants) get away with paying employees less – in some cases as little as $2.13 per hour? You may be thinking, well I earn more than $7.25 ... Read More
January 14, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN