A New York court once again shields employee gratuities

Hospitality employers have been given yet another reason to review their practices when it comes to employee gratuities and the deduction of any portion of such gratuities.

On 1 February 2013, Judge Alison J Nathan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York held that employers may not deduct a pro-rated share of the fees charged by internet food delivery sites, such as Seamless Web, from employee gratuities when those fees encompass more than credit card processing fees.

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