Category: Tips

15

Apr2015
Employees at Dunkin’ Donuts have taken issue with their restaurant’s ‘no-tipping policy.’ Employees sued Dunkin’ Donuts on the grounds that the no-tipping policy and the implementation of that policy and it’s enforcement violates the Massachusetts Tip Act. G.L. c. 149 § 152A. The Tips Act provides in part that “no employer ... Read More

23

Mar2015
Under the Massachusetts Tips Act, employees are afforded the protection to receive the benefit of tips or gratuities paid to them by customers during the course of their employment. The statute also helps by ensuring customers that any tip or gratuity will be for the benefit of the employee to ... Read More

02

Feb2015
The Massachusetts Wage Act prohibits employer’s from requesting or accepting from any wait staff employee, service employee, or service bartender any payment or deduction from a tip or service charge given to such wait staff employee, service employee, or service bartender by a patron. When an employer charges a patron ... Read More

19

Nov2014
Here is another installment to help employees recognize whether they are receiving all of their hard earned tips. Under Massachusetts law, only three classes of employees are eligible to receive and share tips: 1) wait staff; 2) service employees; and 3) service bartenders. Massachusetts' courts are largely concerned about the ... Read More

24

Dec2013
You're working hard, you're earning tips, but are you getting paid all your tips? Under Massachusetts law, only three classes of employees are eligible to receive and share tips: 1) wait staff; 2) service employees; and 3) service bartenders. The following will help readers understand whether they fall under any of ... Read More