New reports that hotel food and beverage workers have reached a settlement unpaid wage claim. 150 current and former food and beverage workers sued the Crowne Plaza Hotel for its failure to reimburse them for tips they earned.
Laws concerning tips and tip-sharing can be complex. Consulting with an experienced Atlanta wage and hour attorney is important if you have questions about whether you are receiving all the money you are entitled to or if you believe you have been unfairly denied all of your wages.
Often, questions arise concerning the wages paid to workers and many times, tipped employees fail to receive all the wages they are entitled to. While both state and federal law require that workers receive are entitled to minimum wage, where workers earn more $30 a month in tips, in some situations employers may use a “tip credit” against their minimum wage obligation. However, employers cannot use the “tip credit” to avoid paying minimum wage. Additionally tips are only the property of the employee and employers cannot use tips other than as part of a tip credit.