Violations for Tipped Employees
Under federal law, employers can pay a lower minimum wage to tipped employees (called taking a “tip credit”), as long as the employees make enough in tips to bring their total hourly earnings up to at least the applicable minimum wage. If employees don’t earn enough, their employers must make up the difference.
However, unlike several other states, California does not allow employers to take a tip credit. Instead, employers must pay tipped employees the full state or local minimum wage in addition to their tips. Employers who take tip credits are violating California law.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (800) 401-4466 or by visiting http://payablaw.com