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DOL Recovers $230K in Back Wages for 274 Restaurants Workers Denied Full Tips by Employer

September 28, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $230,353 in back wages for 274 workers employed by a popular central Texas barbecue restaurant operator after an investigation found the employer gave a portion of employee tips to restaurant managers – a practice not allowed by federal law. Federal law prohibits employers, managers, and supervisors from keeping tips the business’ employees receive for any purposes, whether or not the employer takes a tip credit.