Wait, So You're Supposed to Tip?
Apparently there was some funny business going on with tip-pooling that, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor, resulted in some folks not even getting paid minimum wage.
"The Department of Labor is committed to enforcing the law to ensure that employees receive the wages they have rightfully earned," said Cynthia Watson, Wage and Hour southwest regional administrator. "In this case, the employer's practice of 'tip-pooling' left workers paid below the minimum wage. This is illegal."
Still no word on why the heck they make you get your receipt in one place and pay somewhere else. — Keith Plocek