Zen Asian Fusion sued over skimmed tips

An employee of Zen Asian Fusion earlier this month sued the West Ashley restaurant for requiring servers and bartenders to contribute a portion of their tips “to the house.”

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, tips are the sole property of the tipped employees. Sharing arrangements are allowed, but it’s illegal to create a tip pool which includes employees who don’t customarily receive tips, such as chefs or dishwashers, or the restaurant’s owners.READ MORE…

The Post and Courier – Jan 25, 2016