In Texas, Employers only have to pay $2.25 /Hr if servers take in $5/hr in tips…
But apparently that’s not good enough…
U.S. Department of Labor:
In fiscal year 2021, the division identified nearly $35 million in back wages owed to more than 29,000 food service industry workers. In its food service investigations,
In one case
Black’s Barbecue Inc.; Kent Black’s Lockhart Barbecue Inc. and New Braunfels Barbecue LLC – all with the same ownership and operating as Black’s Barbecue restaurant – kept a portion of the employees’ tips and shared them with managers illegally.
Turns out they illegally stole $230,353 in tips.