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Massachusetts Courts Have Spoken: Guidance Regarding No-Tipping Policies

The change in tip jars quickly adds up, and can especially add up in Massachusetts, where the failure to lawfully distribute tips among wait staff employees may subject a restaurant to mandatory triple damages. The Massachusetts Tips Act (Tips Act), with its complexities and nuances, has vexed restaurants throughout the Commonwealth since its inception in 2004. Whether restaurants and franchises permit wait staff employees to accept tips or not, there are important aspects of the Tips Act employers should be aware of.

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