Hiding the charge receipts regarding tips

Our mostly absent employer recently hired a new cashier. She now has not allowed us to see the receipts which will show the

Asked on June 5, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

1) If you feel that you are not receiving your share of tips, you could file a complaint with the state department of labor, who may be able to help; the department of labor enforces wage and hour and related laws.
2) If you feel she is actually stealing money (e.g. pocketing part of the receipts), you could contact the police, though if the owner endorses what she is doing, they will not act: it is not theft if the person being stolen from says its ok.
3) You can't do anything about assignment of hours or tables if the owner gives her the authority to make these assignments: there is no right to any particular hours or tables, but rather you only get what the owner--or his designated manager (employee making these decisions for him)--wants to give you.
4) As to the loan: what were the repayment terms? As soon as the owner fails to pay when money is due, sue him for breach of contract. (But you can only do this if/when he misses a scheduled payment; until he does, no matter you suspicions, he has not actually done anything wrong.) Don't wait: the longer you wait, the greater the chance he and/or the money will be gone.
5) And if you are worried about your hours, your pay, and the stability of the restaurant, start looking for another job now--don't wait.


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