Restaurants Can’t Make Servers Share Tips With Kitchen Staff, Says Court

February 26, 2016

Tip-pooling is used to even out the pay disparity between servers and cooks

As restaurants across the country debate whether to oust tipping, things are getting a little more complicated for restaurateurs in several U.S. states.

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Earlier this week, California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous 2011 ruling that bans restaurants from making servers and bartenders share their tips with back of the house employees, reports the LA Times. Such tip-pooling practices are sometimes used…