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Managers need to be mindful of how much time tipped employees are spending on non-tipped tasks, such as cleaning.

Tip credit violation suits on the rise

Restaurant operators need to understand tip credit laws governing dual jobs and nuances of the 20 percent rule. • See more H.R./Legal articles

In my work as an expert witness for restaurant-related lawsuits, I have noticed that one class of suit is becoming more common: violations of the tip credit for non-tip-producing work. Here’s the legal definition of the tip credit according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): “FLSA permits an employer to take a tip credit toward its minimum wage obligation for tipped employees equal to the difference between the required cash wage (which must be at least $2.13) and the federal minimum

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