News for Waiters and Waitresses Who Do Untipped Side Work

Are you a waiter or waitress who is spending more than 20% of your time doing tasks that are not related to serving customers (i.e. folding silverware, cleaning floors, restocking dishes)? If so, you may be entitled to a higher rate of pay for all of the time you have spent performing work that is not included in your tipped hourly rate.

It happens all the time. Recently, Ruby Tuesday servers and bartenders filed a lawsuit stating that more than 20% of the servers' shifts are spent doing tasks like cutting lemons, refilling ice bins, and rolling silverware.

Learn more about tipped employees' wage rights. If you think you might be underpaid and owed back wages, contact an employment law attorney for a free consultation.

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