Bridging the divide: Tip pooling and wage inequality

April 26, 2017

Dana A. Kravetz, is the managing partner of Michelman & Robinson LLP. Lara A. H. Shortz is a partner and litigation attorney at Michelman & Robinson LLP. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

Here’s a scenario: an extraordinarily decadent meal — yellowtail with jalapeño and lobster ceviche, perhaps — impeccably served by polished waitstaff at one of L.A.’s hottest new restaurants, where reservations are nearly impossible to secure.

Here’s another: an uninspired, bland pasta primavera dinner presented by an indifferent server at a generic casual-dining spot in the