Today's post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm.
In September a $4 million settlement was announced by the Harvard Club of Boston for not paying tips to its staff.At N.C Central law school, Bobo spoke to students about waiters not getting tips, even though the restaurant collected those tips when the bill was paid, and asked if anyone in the room had experienced that type of theft. Indeed, one student shared a story about working at an exclusive club in South Carolina where that practice was routine. After reporting the problem and getting nowhere, he finally gave up and quit. He is still bitter about it. In September, a $4 million settlement was announced by the Harvard Club of Boston for not paying tips to its staff. Small amounts can add up for the employer.
Bobo gave some action items to the audience that I wanted to share with you. She said we need to:
- start recognizing the seriousness of the problem;
- start getting attention about the problem in order to fix it;
- stay focused; and
- if necessary, cross of the lines of our comfort zone.
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