Restaurant workers are, like those employed in other industries, subject to substantial protections from employment violations. However, restaurant workers are more vulnerable than most employees to be the subjects of these types of violations, largely due to the way in which they are paid. For instance, tip credit and tip pooling systems, in addition to other practices, often result in restaurant workers receiving less than the minimum wage for their services.
As a restaurant employee, you deserve to make at least minimum wage; thus, if your employer is engaging in practices that deprive you of this right, you should take legal action to fight for the wages which you should be rightfully paid.
Restaurant workers may be subjected to minimum wage law violations in a number of different ways, all of which can have substantial effects on their bottom line. Some of the most common of these include:
Any of these violations of minimum wage laws can result in employees being paid far less than they deserve, something for which employers should be held accountable.
If you or someone you know is a restaurant worker who believes that you have been paid less than the full amount to which you are entitled for your services according to the law, we can help. Contact Jason Knutson at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 608-255-6663 to gain a deeper understanding of your employment rights and learn about how we can fight for you.