Restaurant, Food Processing and Tipped Employees
The restaurant and food processing industries give rise to several unique overtime pay problems.
Typical Problems include:
- tip credits
- incorrect classification of some employees Managers or Assistant Managers
- work off the clock.
- deductions from employers wages for uniforms
- deductions for customer walk-outs or bill skipping
- deductions for incorrect orders
- deductions for a disputed credit-card bill by the credit company
- deductions for broken objects
Managers, Supervisors, Assistant and Associate Managers
Generally speaking employers are not required to pay managers and assistant managers overtime pay. As a result, many businesses attempt to fit employees into this category who really do not meet the requirements for exemption.
See also Managers, Supervisors, Assistant and Associate Managers.