The restaurant industry is increasingly turning to robot waiters to address labor shortages. While some see them as a promising solution, others view them as gimmicks with limitations.
A federal court has ordered a Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, diner, and its owner and a manager to pay more than $1.35 million in back wages and liquidated damages to 107 servers and kitchen workers after a five-day trial confirmed the business operators used an illegal tip pool.
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Read about federal and Florida labor laws that impact restaurants, including wages, equal treatment, and safety.
Effective 12/28/2021, a new U.S. Department of Labor rule clarifies an employer may only take a tip credit for hours when an employee is doing work that is tip producing or engaged in tasks that directly support tip producing work.