Can an employer take your tips after you are terminated?
Question Details: I was employed in texas making $10.50 an hour plus tips. Is it illegal for them to hold my tips without paying me?
Yes, it is illegal. You are entitled to your share of tips for all work up to the moment you were terminated (e.g. if terminated mid-shift, you'd be entitled to tips up through when you were terminated, but not otherwise). You could contact the state department of labor about filing a complaint or else sue (such as in small claims court, as your own attorney or "pro se") for the tips.
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