Tipping Law in NYC
Guven that Tipping is a oft discussed topic here, i was wondering what everyone makes of the new ltipping regulation passed in NY.
- Employers can set whatever kind of tip policy they wish (pooled tips, or individual
)- Employers cannot skim from the tips
- The new laws delineate which staff are eligible for tips (food service only, waters, bartenders, bussers, sommeliers, and hosts, as long as they are not also managers).
- The work order also says that restaurants and caterers can't put automatic gratuities on bills that sound like they're tips but then actually pocket the money themselves.
It's about time!
Years ago I worked for a certain Japanese-Peruvian star chef's 57th st outpost- let's call it "Mobu 57".
Chief amongst the many indignities the staff suffered was watching our managers take a MUCH larger cut from our tip pool (which, btw, was not even equal between the servers) than we took home. I do believe they also got sued for doing it in the end.