I have heard that some employers are considering paying tips added on credit cards via the company's regular payday cycle in paychecks instead of the usual and customary practice of paying these tips out in cash at the end of each shift.
In light of all the restaurants failing and leaving employees empty handed on the outstanding pay checks for hours already worked, is this practice evolving to enable restaurants to "float" the cash from these credit card tips for the period of the pay day cycle like a temporary loan from tipped employees?
Have you experienced this practice?
Have you lost tips and wages because your employer closed their doors?
Your thoughts as a restaurant professional on this practice?