January 10, 2011

New York Times Op-Ed: Adding Fairness to Tips

New York Times Opinion Pages featured an article by Tim and Nina Zagat, Adding Fairness to Tips.  The controversy stirring up the New York restaurant scene is that restaurants are routinely cheating their workers by confiscating waiters’ and busboys’ tips to share with managers and other ineligible employees.  This is unlawful as restaurants are permitted to pay their waiters less than the full minimum wage under the state’s “tip credit,” because the state assumes that […]