Restaurateurs and other hospitality business operators this week were wrestling with how to proceed in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday on tip pooling. In a 2-1 decision, the San Francisco-based U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2011 U.S. Labor Department rule that businesses cannot share tips given to waiters, casino dealers and other service staff with the support staff such as dishwashers and table runners, even if the tipped employees are paid minimum ...

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