On Friday, a new law goes into effect in Pennsylvania that could increase the pay of tipped workers, such as restaurant servers.
The new regulations include increasing hourly wages based on the number of tips a worker receives and prohibiting businesses from charging workers fees when the tip is paid with a credit card.
“It seems very nice to me. I have a job and rely heavily on tips, so this will be of great assistance “Henry Cissel said.
When it comes to ‘tip pooling,’ the new rules make it abundantly clear that in order to share the wealth, someone must do actual work, such as bussing tables, and not just supervise.
“People mistakenly believe that the tip goes solely to the waitress. We leave gratuities for the busser, food runner, and bartender. It does not always go to us, depending on where you are, so it is certainly a good thing “Rita added.
In 1977, the last adjustments were made to the payment system in bars and restaurants.
“I think it’s fantastic. I believe that the best thing we can do is to take care of the people who work in our restaurants. They merit it. They work hard, much harder than most of us, and are not compensated for it, so they deserve compensation “Shari Cissel clarified