Trump Is About to Make Tip-Pooling Legal Again. Here’s What That Means for Restaurant Workers


If just-announced changes to Department of Labor regulations go past the proposal stage, employers will be able to pool tips earned by servers, allowing them to share the tips with untipped employees like cooks, dishwashers, and others in the back of house — if they share them at all.

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Former Sushi Nakazawa Staff Sue Owners for Wage Theft


2014_nakazawaduo.0.0.jpgAlessandro Borgognone’s Sushi Nakazawa — the only Japanese restaurant to hold four stars by the New York Times, and perennially one of the toughest reservations in town — has become the latest culinary establishment to be hit with a wage lawsuit accusing it of shortchanging employees on pay.

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