SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — What you write in the tip line on your bill at restaurants may soon have new rules.

The Trump Administration wants to allow bosses to collect all the tips, then decide how they are distributed.

It’s a practice known as tip pooling.

“I think whoever got the tip should keep the tip,” said one restaurant-goer. “It belongs to them. The boss shouldn’t decide who gets its. They earned it”

The proposal would apply to workers making above federal minimum wage or $7.25 an hour and would end an Obama era rule that only allows bosses to redistribute tips among workers who get gratuities. In other words servers, bartenders or bussers.

The new rules would let employers also share tip money to workers in the kitchen and elsewhere.

“It should be evenly distributed,” said another restaurant-goer. “One person shouldn’t get to keep it. Everyone is working for that one person or whoever he’s serving. So if one person is tipped, they all should get the money.”

But several attorneys general are vowing to fight the rules if they’re enacted, including California AG Xavier Becerra, who argues there is nothing in the changes that would prevent businesses from collecting the tips we leave and then pocketing the money for themselves.

Comments (5)
  1. Wow, that kid they interviewed at 01:27 was a complete idiot, obviously never worked a day in his life.

  2. This is one reason why I often pay with my card and tip in cash.

    1. I do the same thing, pay cash instead of adding it to the receipt. I also, whenever possible, hand the cash directly to the server, look them in the eye and say thank you. It’s up to them whether or not they claim the full amount, or share it with everyone else on the staff. With this further greedy action by POtUS, I’ll make sure I keep up the cash tips–maybe even up it 5%, just to spite the manager.

  3. Cooks and bartenders make more than minimum wage, and in a lot of states, servers don’t even make minimum wage without their tips. This is just insane. Most servers tip the busers that help them

  4. Socialism, when actually faced with the fact it LA doesn’t like it. Too rich!

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