New Proposal May Change Tipping Standards
Tipping is always a weird conversation at dinner. The bill comes to the table and it's an argument whether to leave 15% or 20% or some friends who don't think to leave one at all. The rules about tips may be changing and this could change the way you think about it too.
A proposal to the Labor Department may change the way restaurant owners require their employees to share tips. WNYT reports that if restaurant employees make at least the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, they will be required to share their tips. Tips will be shared with those who work in the "back of house" and don't have the ability to earn tips at tables.
This will probably change the restaurant industry most but it will in theory change other tip-based businesses too. In a statement by the Labor Department, they said this should "help decrease wage disparities between tipped and non-tipped workers." The public has 30 days to comment.
Does this change how you will be tipping?