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Waiters, waitresses, bartenders, and busboys...are you getting your fair compensation?

Tipped employees such as waiters, waitresses, bartenders, servers, and busgirls/busboys don't always get paid their fair share of compensation. Many times, these workers are forced to pool, share, or split their tips. While pooling, sharing, and splitting tips is permitted with other employees who normally receive tips (such as other waiters, waitresses, bartenders, servers, and busgirls/busboys), forcing an employee to pool, share, or split tips with employees who are not customarily tipped (such as cooks, chiefs, or dishwashers) will result in the employer forfeiting his right to claim a tip credit and the tipped employee is due full minimum wage for all hours worked while the tip pool, share, or split was in place. Additionally, the employee can retain all tips that were received.

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