Q: Are mandatory tip pooling and taking away tips from others if unsatisfied with the work legal?
Employer is doing madatory tip pooling, along with giving our tips to the following morning shift if not satisfied by our work at the end of the night. The daughter of the owner's works mainly morning shift almost everyday. Most of the emplyees are minors including me. There are about 18 people that work here in total, but only about 12 are not related to the owners of this location. They only started tip pooling about 1 1/2 years ago due to the complaint that the owner's daughter wasn't getting enough tips. We don't have managers at my Dairy Queen and often leave minors in control of the store for hours on end. I just need to know if this is even fixable, since they have bribed the police with free food and the cops and court is gonna be biased to the owner's side. Or if they might take the tips away for good while I still make about $9.25 an hour. Which isn't much in my area compared to other businesses.
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