Restaurant Employee Rights
Many food industry employers, such as restaurants, are guilty of wage theft.
Please contact us if you experience any of these or other issues with your pay:
- Overtime not paid when you work more than 40 hours in a work week.
- “Overtime” paid at a rate of less than 1.5 times your regular hourly rate.
- Deductions for mistakes (breaking dishes, cash register shortages, dine and dash, etc.).
- Tip pool sharing with management, cooks, dishwashers and other non-service positions.
- Vacation time not paid when you leave (regardless of whether you quit or got fired).
- Unpaid work by working off the clock or performing side work, etc. after you have already punched out.
- Deductions for common expenses which reduce your wages below minimum wage.
- Performing more than 20% of your hourly work to non-tipped work (like cleaning or side work).
- Time stealing by rounding hours against you or automatically deducting breaks, end times, etc.
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