Tip Sharing, Tip Pool and Spread of Hours

July 2007 New York Restaurant Insider

Restaurant owners and operators are under fire from any number of directions these days. Two of the strongest attackers these days are the New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the plaintiffs’ bar. The media reports almost on a weekly basis another restaurant either facing a class/collective action, or being investigated by the DOL for a violation of wage and hour laws. Typically, these cases involve any number of allegations, including: failure to pay overtime and spread of hours, managers in the tip pool, improper tip sharing, and improper treatment of tips concerning banquet service charges.

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