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    I just got my first serving job and I was told that the owner is only paying me $3 an hour and I don't get tips. I trained for 4 days and worked 4 hours at least a day for those 4 days. The minimum wage in Fl is $6.15 and $3.15 for servers (plus tips). Since I was training and not recieveing tips though I did as much work as the hired server, did the owner break a law by only paying me $3 an hour and not $6.15 since I wasnt aloud to recieve tips? Is this illegal?

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    There are very few situations where a sub-minimum training wage is allowed and I do not see this as one of them. You can contact the Workforce Development agency, which serves as a pseudo-Dept. of Labor in Florida, and file a complaint for failure to pay minimum wage. This is one of the few Florida laws that this agency has the mandate to enforce.
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