Voice of the Restaurant Industry
The government if aiding business owners in stealing the tips customers present their workers. This corruption must be exposed and ended.
Tip credits and employer required tip pools are both employer practices that indirectly steal the tips customers are presenting workers in the service industry.
I don't think that in a country that professes to protect our citizen's property rights, our government should be giving out free passes for businesses to steal other people's private property, and yet that is exactly what is going on.
Our government is intentionally misconstruing federal laws in a manner where a business can seize control of the tips customers are presenting their workers and the workers have absoluely no recourse. Business owners across this country our benefiting themselves to the tips customers are presenting their employees and our government condones such acts by fraudulently suggesting that such acts are not prohibited under federal law.
I will continue to fight against this injustice. I know that customers are not intending to enrich business owners when they tip employees in the service industry. That fact that business owners are confiscating and controlling our tips to their interests is to me a red flag that clearly brings to light just how corrupt our government has become.
Why is our government allowing business owners to confiscate the tips we citizens have given specific workers in the service industry? Why isn't our government insuring that business owners keep their greedy hands off our tips we are attempting to bestow on their underpaid and underappreciated workers.
Without a well compensated workforce that can afford to pay taxes for schools, roads, police, fire departments, military and social aid, our country is destined for failure. We need a well compensated workforce to continue funding our way of life. One way to keep some of them well compenstated is to protect their tips. Tip credits, along wth employer required tip pools must be prohibited on the grounds that both practices unlawfully steal the customer's tip for the benefit of business owners.
This is the truth and it will never go away.
HI like George you are corect, the Governament, has no right, to make a decission between the general public and their donation, Religious bodies and charitable organization call it donations, deliveries, like flowers, telegrems in the past, special ordes, barbers, hair styilists, busckers, taxi driver, service industries, call it tips, this has nothing to do with governament, it is a sign of appreciacion, between two bodies of people, anyone interfiring with this procces is called stealing, Governament are great at creating unresolvible problems, then other bodies take advantige of the fact. where in the constitution does it state, that tips can be used as part of you wages, this just goes to show you the incopetance in the Governament, Governament and propitors have no say in what your tips are there for. Excusse the spelling.
Hi have people seen Patti Davita, page?
GeorgeI George, the newspaper doesnt care what hapens to waiters, what would happen if a dozen or so people woud write an article, re tips as stated, if a waiter whos minimum wage is $7.50 per hour and tips are $6.00 per hour you only get $1.50 in real wages and the tip is used to make the differance up to $7.50, you will state that the diner does not tip the waiter but the establishment. So compulsary tipping means the establishment is charging the general public between 15 to 25% more then the menu claims and use this money to pay general wages, the public should should refuse to pay for this because it is not a tip but a surcharge,
George what if a dozen people put a post like this on FaceBook, Tweeter, Utube, Blog, someone may take notice, (just a thought) Giuseppe