Tag Archives: New York Labor Law

New York’s Restaurant Tip Credit Law

Many states have minimum wage laws which  differ from the FLSA. The minimum wage in New York is $7.25 per hour.  Effective January 1, 2011, restaurants in New York are allowed to use a “tip credit” of $2.25 per hour … Continue reading

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Muzzling the Wait Staff: A Major Red Flag

If  customers ask whether the gratuity is included in their meal bill, some restaurant wait staff have been told by their employers: Answer and you’re fired! And, for some employers, that’s been part of a profitable—if illegal—practice to deprive wait staff … Continue reading

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New Wage Order, New World for Hospitality Workers?

    On October 1, 2010, the New York State Commissioner of Labor proposed a new wage order that would combine the current Restaurant Industry Wage Order and the Hotel Industry Wage orders into a single, unified Hospitality Industry Wage … Continue reading

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