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  •  Two things going on here (2+ / 0-)
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    yoduuuh do or do not, ems97206
    Why do they want to shine a light on their crappy way they treat their employees?
    Well, one, they're pretty sure nobody is going to care. They might be right, they might be wrong, but they're certain.

    And two... actually this could be a huge profit center for them. They'd be collecting dramatically more money than is required for the fines they'd face. And as far as I know, if they put on the menu 'we are charging a 5% surcharge in order to be able to comply with Obama's health care initiative', as long as it was properly worded, they could just rake it in as profit. And if they're right and some of it is transferred from the tips of their servers to their own pockets, that's great from their point of view.

    Of course, if the adjustment meant that the server was earning less than minimum wage, they could ask the owner to make up the difference, as he is legally required to do. And I'm sure he'd be just delighted to do it. (As far as I know, nobody ever actually does this. Just one reason 'server minimum wage' is an awful, stupid idea.)

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