Is it legal to withhold tips from me as punishment for quitting?

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Is it legal to withhold tips from me as punishment for quitting?

Asked on May 4, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, it is NOT legal, and you could report your employer to the state or federal department of labor (or sue them, such as in small claims court, for the money). An employee is entitled to everything he or she earned, wages, salary, tips, or commission, up to the moment of termination of employment.


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