Is it legal that my employer hold my earned credit tips for up to three days?

I am currently a waitress. The power went out at our facility for a short period of time and now my employer isn’t allowing our tips from credit be distributed until this following Monday. I regularly receive these same “credit” tips before leaving each day.

Asked on September 6, 2014 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The law does not require the credit tips to be paid the same day, and three days is perfectly legal. That your employer was paying these credit card-based tips the  same day was a courtesy, convenience, or accomodation to employees, not anything they had to do.


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