Jobs like waiting tables are financially worthwhile because of tips. A waiter or waitress needs these tips to supplement their wages because being a tipped employee is an exception to Massachusetts minimum wage law, but only under specific conditions that are not necessarily widely known. Some employers may be counting on this in order to avoid paying you your rightful compensation. For this reason, Tom Kiley and his team of tipped employee attorneys in Boston at the Kiley Law Group want you to be aware of the labor laws regarding tipping. Know your rights!
Know Your Rights as a Tipped Employee
No employee may be paid less than $8.00 per hour under Massachusetts minimum wage law, but this rule bends a little bit when it comes to tipped employees. A tipped employee may be paid less than minimum wage as long as their wages and tips combine to equal minimum wage. If your paycheck for your work week ends up being less than it would have been at minimum wage, even with tips, your employer is responsible for making up the difference. Continue reading “Know Your Rights as a Waiter or other Tipped Employee”