MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A proposal from the United States Department of Labor aims to decrease wage differences between tipped and non-tipped workers by allowing employers to have the freedom to pool tips.
The proposal said this would only apply to places where employers pay a full minimum wage and don't take a tip credit.
Asllanaj said she thinks the proposal could lead to some waitstaff not working as hard for their money, leaving them to deliver subpar service.
Terrie Rendon, a server at the restaurant for eight years, said she works very hard for her money.
In 2011, the option to share tips was restricted and, according to a previous press release, this rule has been challenged in different courts.
It would also not affect the current rules applicable to employees that claim their tip credit under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Over the last few years, multiple states have changed laws making it so employers have to pay tipped employees direct cash wage at least the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25.
This means fewer employees can take the tip credit, according to the press release.