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What Restaurants Can Learn From the Massachusetts Tip Act

The generosity of patrons is not ordinarily among the litany of concerns that keeps restauranteurs up at night. Over the last decade, however, the division of tips among restaurant employees in Massachusetts has spawned many costly lawsuits for restaurants and other businesses. The Massachusetts Tips Act (Tips Act), with its complexities and nuances, along with allowing a prevailing employee to recover triple damages and attorney’s fees, has proven a fertile ground for plaintiffs’ lawyers and a headache for restaurants. Awareness of the Tips Act and which employees are eligible for tips—and which are not—is crucial for all Massachusetts restaurants.

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