To be valid tips can only be shared with other employees such as servers bartenders bar backs and bussers who serve customers

To be valid, tips can only be shared with other employees such as servers, bartenders, bar backs and bussers, who serve customers.

Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts

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In recent years, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) has escalated its enforcement initiatives. The division has investigation and enforcement responsibilities over various labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The DOL generally initiates an investigation for two reasons: (a) in response to a specific complaint about a company’s practice brought by anyone (e.g., an employee, a union, a competitor or an advocacy group); and (b) targeted investi

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