Tag Archives: “tip income”

Hawaiian Court Finds That Employees Were Not Entitled To Resort Service Charges

Employees’ Tip Ball Fails To Save Game; Series Continues This blog and Baker Hostetler’s HospitalityLawg often come across the same cases, particularly because the hospitality industry is increasingly the target of employment class actions.  The entry below was largely prepared by our hospitality industry team, who we thank for their efforts. We along with our … Continue Reading

Court Finds That Employer’s Failure to Pay “Service Charges” To Tipped Employees Violated Hawaiian Law

In an August decision from a federal court in Hawaii, a hotelier was found liable for unpaid wages to a group of over 100 wait staff employees who claimed the company cheated them out of tips by retaining a portion of gratuity fees added to guest checks. The Planitiffs’ factual allegations focused on the fail­ure … Continue Reading