New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers

New proposed regulation from the Department of Labor would mandate that tips earned by some food industry employees be allowed to be distributed to co-workers as well. The new rule would have wide ramifications for restaurants, where much of the staff get by on tips.

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  1. DF December 6, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Do what I do: leave a cash tip for the waiter or waitress, even if you pay for the meal with a credit card. When I fill out the credit card I write “cash on table” in the space for the tip and do not include it on the credit card. If the meal is $50, I out $50 on the credit/debit card and leave $8-$10 in cash for the tip. The restaurant is then unable to cheat the employee. (The employee might however “forget” to include the tip when filing a tax return!)

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