New Laws Prevent Restaurant Owners And Managers From Keeping Servers’ Tips

Updated: Feb 6, 2019

by John Notarianni Follow OPB March 31, 2018 11:20 a.m. | Updated: March 31, 2018 12:33 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

Hidden in the recently signed $1.3 trillion GOP spending bill were a few paragraphs that have huge implications for anyone who works in a bar or restaurant.

The bill clears up laws regarding the legality of what is called “tip pooling” — collecting and redistributing tips diners leave to members of restaurant staff.


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