Servers tipping out 35%, 15% going to BOH. Is this legal to do?

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nanette91 in Manhattan, New York

11 months ago

I live in NYC and I work at a new restaurant that's been open for a few weeks now. Our tip out rules are 18% of our sales. Out of that 18% we have to tip out 35%. 10% goes to expo (expo DOES NOT run food to tables), 5% to kitchen, 15% to bus boys, 5% to bar. I believe that it is illegal to have to tip out BOH in New York. We have to tip out 18% regardless if we had a bad night. SO some of the servers are suffering. Is this illegal to have to tip back of house? Does anyone think this is a reasonable tip pool? If not, please give advice on what to do about this situation.


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