Contact Us

Court: Nightclub Employees Should Keep Tips

JefferyTurner, Flickr

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hundreds of nightclub employees are entitled to damages after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled their employer can’t use their tips to make up cash register shortages.

More than 750 Drink and Spin employees sued nightclub owner Uptown Drink and related companies in 2010, alleging they were violating the Minnesota Fair Standards Act by using their tips to make up for customers that walked out without paying or did not sign credit card receipts.

Uptown Drink said employees voluntarily paid the shortages. But, employees testified at trial that failing to make the payments could get them fired.

The Supreme Court’s decision sends the case back to Hennepin County District Court to determine damages for the servers, bartenders and security guards.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.