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In The USA, Tipping Is Not Optional. You Read That Right.

Restaurants have made it so that we are paying most of the salaries of their servers ... via tips.

In The USA, Tipping Is Not Optional. You Read That Right.
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Fact: The $2.13/hour minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't been raised in 24 years. That's obscene.

Fact: 2 in 3 are women.


Fact: 1 in 3 are parents.

Fact: 1 in 7 rely on food stamps.

Now, about that tip ...


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A Medford, Oregon sushi restaurant tried to pull a fast one on its employees but it didn't get past the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has recovered $280,124 in back pay from Misoya Bistro that will be split among 36 employees.

Federal investigators say that for the past two years, the restaurant paid its employees an hourly "tip wage" that was "significantly lower" than what they earned in tips.

"I think employers sometimes may think that because they pay the state minimum wage which is higher than the federal minimum wage, means that they can be involved in tips," Carrie Aguilar, district director for the Wage and Hour Division – Portland office, told NBC5. "That's just not the case. Tips should always go to the employees."

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