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  • Wages for a Waitress in Tulsa is sad... Oklahoma

    I make $2.50 an hour. My tips are not all that. I turn in a Tip log, but if I make good on one or two nights, they tell me that I made to much money. How can I find out how much I am to be making and make my boss's know about this. It's hard to make my payments, that are due every month, no matter what. Can someone help make the wages right for the Waitress?
    Thank you,
    We can just shut up and deal with it or...
    Make it so...Let all the people know that we can make it, if we just make the right wages...

  • #2
    What do you mean "too much money"?

    If you want the state to increase the cash wage for directly-tipped employes, or do away with it altogether, lobby your state representatives. Expect the restaurant industry to fight it, though.

    However, the cash wage in OK is $3.63, not $2.00. You can file a wage complaint with the state Dept. of Labor at least for this violation.
    Last edited by Pattymd; 06-11-2010, 01:18 PM.
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    • #3
      Also, I am going to suggest that you read the factsheet for tipped employment (federal rules). It is best that you be clear on just what the actual rules are. For example, under federal law (FLSA) you cannot be making less then $7.25/hr (average per workweek), although much of that can come from tips.

      Then as Patty noted, the state can have rules more favorable to the employee then the federal rules.
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      • #4 - see Oklahoma & footnotes 6 & 3.

        Also see:
        12. How does the minimum wage apply when tips, gratuities, meals or lodging is received by an employee? For any employee falling under the jurisdiction of federal wage laws, the maximum tip credit against the minimum wage is $5.12 per hour. Employers must pay tipped employees at least $2.13 per hour and may apply tip earnings toward the balance of the minimum wage obligation.
        Note Oklahoma info incl. *
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