Restaurants Rap State on Tipping Rules

September 24, 2010  |  

(WSJ) — New York restaurants say new state guidelines on workers’ tips and pay are long overdue and could help clarify a Byzantine system they believe has led to an increasing number of lawsuits alleging unfair wage practices.

Former New York State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith, who now works for the U.S. Labor Department, issued a set of recommended changes for the state in November. Nearly a year later, Albany has yet to act on the recommendations, leading to mounting frustration in the industry.

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