Attempting to provide clarity to a subject that is a regular source of litigation, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has issued an extended, detailed analysis addressing the circumstances under which an employee’s position is “customarily and regularly” tipped for purposes of participating in a valid tip pool under 29 U.S.C. § 203(m).
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Coyote Ugly Bouncers Proper Tip Pool Participants Due To Customer Interaction
By Noel P. Tripp on
Posted in Tips
Following a bench trial, Judge Aleta A. Trauger of the Middle District of Tennessee has ruled that bouncers at various Coyote Ugly saloons sufficiently interacted with saloon guests to validate their sharing in the tip pool. Stewart, et al. v. CUS Nashville, LLC, et al., M.D. Tenn., No. 11-cv-00342, 8/8/13.
In Stewart, Plaintiffs…