I have a new client that we’ll call Fred. He’s worked as a manager in the hospitality industry at the same company for over 10 years. His boss recently put all the wait staff on a tips only pay structure, which is illegal. Fred pointed this out to his boss, who then demoted him to a bartender position that is paid tips only. Fred says that his boss treated him fairly in the past and doesn’t understand what’s happened. That said, he’s getting a resume and moving on. He’s been loyal. He won’t be stupid. In this economy, workers have to be loyal to themselves, especially when bosses steal their wages.
Posted: March 11, 2014