If I was working for a tour companythat said they would pay me 25% of my tips or $25 per tour depending on what was higher, is that legal?

Asked on August 27, 2011 Massachusetts


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you entered into an employment agreement with your employer where your pay for services rendered working for a tour company was to be twenty-five percent (25%) of your tips, or twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per each tour done whichever is the higher amount and that is what you agreed to, then there is nothing wrong with this agreed upon method of compensation.

From what you have written, there is nothing illegal about this method of compensation.

One issue that I see creating a possible problem is how would your employer really know how much you were tipped on each tour? Is there some way your employer will know the exact amount in tips you receive per each tour?

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