How restaurant owners can stay on the right side of labor law

02/24/2014 | FindLaw

A settlement between Chickie's & Pete's and the U.S. Labor Department offers lessons for restaurant owners, including as a reminder that restaurant employees should make at least minimum wage and that managers face strict limits on dipping into workers' tips, Jenny Tsay writes. "The only times when a boss can lawfully keep workers' tips are when they're used to offset the tip credit obligation or when they're used in a valid tip pool," Tsay writes.

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