What to do if I work as a server and get paid $2.75 an hour but my employer takes 20% of my tips for the “house”?

I was under the assumption this % was given to the sushi chefs and cooks but they are salalry and do not recieve these.

Asked on July 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Arkansas


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You should contact your state department of labor--you may have a wage complaint. Tips may not be taken from tipped employees for the benefit of non-tipped employees (e.g. those who do not directly interact with or provide service to employees) or for the benefit of the employer.

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