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NYC Chapter Event Recap: Tip Pooling: What Employers Need to Know

Wednesday, April 02, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caitlin Sullivan
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Depending on whom you ask, Tip Pooling in restaurants is regarded as either a staple or a liability, a team unifier or a headache. As with so many niches of the NYS Labor Law, “there’s always another side to the coin, sometimes, there’s even a third,” said Amanda M. Fugazy, Labor and Employment attorney at Ellenoff, Grossman and Scholle LLP.

James Versocki from the NYS Restaurant Association introduces the seminar presenter, Adam Weiss from Ellenoff, Grossman and Scholle LLP. View more photos of our team and members around town on Facebook.

The dreaded gray area is never what a restaurateur wants to be confronted with when trying to stay in compliance with the law, which is why NYSRA’s ‘”What Employer’s Need to Know” seminar series has proved to be so popular. On April 1, the NYS Restaurant Association and Association member, Adam Weiss of Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole LLP hosted the educational seminar, Tip Pooling: What Employers Need to Know.  Thirty restaurant owners and operators gathered to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of implementing a tip pool, discuss the specific issues they are facing and receive feedback and guidance from their restaurant community.


Here are a few quick take-aways from yesterday’s event...

Who can safely be in the Tip Pool:

·         Waiters and waitresses
·         Buspersons and food runners
·         Bartenders
·         Some Cashiers and Hosts/Hostesses
·         Anyone who spends the majority of their time in “personal service to patrons”

Who is safely out of the Tip Pool:

·         Owners
·         Restaurant Management
·         Most cooks, dishwashers and food prep
·         Anyone who only spends a minority of their time in “personal service to patrons”

Close calls:

·         Assistant managers
·         Host/hostesses with management responsibilities
·         Anyone who can - discipline subordinates, performance evaluations
·         Anyone who can hire or fire employees, make employee work schedules

By providing a platform for our members to ask the leaders of the industry real, practical questions and receive actionable advice in exchange, is not only helpful for the attendees but the association as well! Every chance we get to hear from you, the more we are able to help—so we hope you keep coming!


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