Tip Pool Violation Cases in Houston

Guidance from Our Houston Employment Law Attorney

Do you believe that you are a victim of a tip pool violation? Since 2001, we have been providing knowledgeable legal counsel and attentive guidance to individuals who are facing difficulties because of tip pool violations. We can take action to protect your rights and help you obtain the money you are owed by your employer. Contact us today for the effective legal guidance you deserve.

Current Minimum Wage

Based on the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal minimum wage must be paid by all employers.  Currently, the minimum federal wage is $7.25 per hour.  If, however, the individual is a "tipped employee" he or she can be paid less.  Employers must pay all tipped employees at least $2.13 an hour, regardless of how much tips.  A tipped employee is one who receives tips from patrons in exchange for the service that they provide.  For this arrangement to occur, the service provider must regularly earn a minimum of $30 per month in tips.

If you are facing a violation involving your allotted tips, reach out to our Houston employment lawyer today to schedule your case evaluation.

How to Resolve a Tip Pool Violation Case

In a workplace where a tip pool is available and the proceeds are distributed among employees who do not directly interact with customers, or customarily do not receive tips (cooks, dishwashers, mangers, etc.), the company may be violating the tip pool laws.  Another possible violation is when an employer pays a non-tipped employee less than minimum wage but uses the tip pool to bring the employee up to minimum wage.

If you believe that a wage violation is occurring at your workplace, we encourage you to take immediate action. Our wage and hour dispute lawyers can assess your case during a free evaluation and use the information obtained to protect your job and pay.  Do not wait until it is too late to protect your rights! Call now.