Sunday, January 08, 2017

Sub-min wage employee dependent on tips get abused by employers

The “Working World” column in the Washington Post Magazine Nov. 20, 2016 has an article by Paula Brantner from her “workplace fairness” feature, “Do these policies reach the tipping point?”

This concerns a letter from a mother about a daughter who works as a waitress for sub-minimum wage ($2.13 an hour) plus tips.  The trouble is employers can require some untipped time at the same rate (up to 20% of hours), and can pool tips.  And work can be regimented, nontstop. 

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