As discussed in greater detail here, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that gratuities received by night club employees were “wages” within the meaning of Minnesota’s law prohibiting deductions, and thus an employer violated that law when it required employees to pay for “register shortages . . . walkouts . . . [and] unsigned credit-card receipts” from their gratuities.  As we have repeatedly advised, litigation regarding gratuities continues to crop up in a number of states, and employers must review their tip distribution policies for compliance with all applicable laws.