• Restaurant owes $624K in back wages after requiring workers to participate in illegal tip pool

    9 days ago - By WGN TV

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday announced thousands of dollars in tips recovered for workers at a restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, after they had been forced to participate in an illegal tip pool.
    The management at 167 Raw on King Street "required tipped employees to share tips illegally," splitting the funds between "management and other typically non-tipped employees," according to the Department of Labor. The restaurant also "failed to pay tipped employees the difference between their direct wages and the federal minimum wage" and paid less than the...
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