r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/Far-Phrase-4690 Jan 15 '22

First, servers should be paid a lot more than they currently are however if your hourly wage + tipped wage doesn’t equal the minimum wage, the employer is required to pay the server until their wage is the minimum wage. So servers aren’t paid less than minimum

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u/Ellie__1 Jan 15 '22

That's the law, yes. In practice, this doesn't happen. Servers are paid less than minimum all the time.

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u/DL_ Jan 15 '22

I refuse to believe this. If they don't pay up they face many penalties. And there's a fucking paper trail with paystubs so its easy to prove.

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u/Ellie__1 Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

Okkkk then 🙋🏻‍♀️

Edited to add: where on a paystub do you think tips go?

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u/DL_ Jan 15 '22

I assume there's a line item called tips or something. What's your point?

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u/Ellie__1 Jan 15 '22

Tips don't go on paystubs.

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u/DL_ Jan 15 '22

If they don't then what are they basing the tax deductions and other things off of?

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u/Ellie__1 Jan 15 '22

Their paid wages. Restaurant workers are expected to self-report tipped income on their W2s.