Tip Pooling – HERO Manual

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On March 23, 2018, Congress passed critical funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling arrangements under which tipped employees can share tips with their non-tipped colleagues.

The bill also includes a provision that ensures workers will receive all their tips.

Moving forward, it is legal to tip pool so long as it does not include supervisors, managers or owners.

The new rule allows employees who do not traditionally receive direct tips, such as restaurant cooks and dish washers, to participate in mandatory tip pools. These heart-of-the-house employees contribute to the overall guest experience, and under the rule they would also be able to benefit when guests reward for that experience.

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This article is an excerpt from the Handbook for Excellent Restaurant Operations (HERO), published by the Washington Hospitality Association.  Want a hard copy of the whole manual?  It’s one of the many benefits of becoming a member!  Find out more about joining the Washington Hospitality Association here.

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