Can my tips be withheld?

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Can my tips be withheld?

If I’m paid above the minimum wage ($8.50) as a cashier in a pizzeria. Can employers withhold my tips and hand them out weekly instead of daily as they used to without my approval? Tips aren’t required in any way. Credit card holders may leave whatever amount they see fit when they sign their receipts. We also have a jar with no writing, where customers may leave tips if they wish to. My managerowner’s nephew

told me that they don’t have to give us tips and basically do it out of

Asked on April 4, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You need to go to the Texas Workforce Commission and ask them to review your pay histories and this business' tip practices.  An employer can have a policy on tips, but it must me consistent and it must be reported.  It doesn't sound like this business is consistent and there are concerns about everything being above board.  The TWC can insure you are being paid what is due and when it is required to be paid by.


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