"Mandatory Gratuity"
no mas

Clarkesville, GA

#41 Nov 22, 2009
interesting wrote:
<quoted text>You could probably move there. It's not that far and these people here that you consider yourself so much better than would probably be glad to help you pack.
LOL! damn you are right on it!
nope

Middleton, WI

#42 Nov 22, 2009
I think tipping should come from graciousness otherwise it isn't "gratitude"
my opinion

Jefferson, GA

#43 Nov 22, 2009
nope wrote:
I think tipping should come from graciousness otherwise it isn't "gratitude"
read the whole thread stupid. or shut the hell up.
boodoodle

Point Of Rocks, MD

#44 Nov 22, 2009
GA Peach wrote:
<quoted text>
I wish I lived in YOUR neighborhood - I love that sort of lifestyle.
Most of our neighbors don't live in our developement fulltime (they are part time, vacation or summer people), but when some of our favorites are here we get together several times ... we're all getting together, and with 2 couples from another development, for New Years Eve as we did last year .... great fun with great company.

BTW, most of these people are from Florida (some are native and some are halfbacks) and we love them all ... I honestly don't understand why some locals don't like them ... most are outgoing, like to have a good time and are friendly. The only ones we don't really care for are some of the halfbacks from NJ and NY (some do have an attitude) and a few from CT.
my opinion

Jefferson, GA

#45 Nov 22, 2009
boodoodle wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of our neighbors don't live in our developement fulltime (they are part time, vacation or summer people), but when some of our favorites are here we get together several times ... we're all getting together, and with 2 couples from another development, for New Years Eve as we did last year .... great fun with great company.
BTW, most of these people are from Florida (some are native and some are halfbacks) and we love them all ... I honestly don't understand why some locals don't like them ... most are outgoing, like to have a good time and are friendly. The only ones we don't really care for are some of the halfbacks from NJ and NY (some do have an attitude) and a few from CT.
do you shoot the yanks?
challenger99

Shreveport, LA

#46 Nov 24, 2009
The County DA has told the cops to drop the charges, that tips are voluntary. The owner can "suggest" a tip percentage for groups but cannot force payment.
I think the Bethlehem Police have a problem and the Pub may have two new owners before too long.
boobear

Toccoa, GA

#47 Nov 24, 2009
Ruby Tuesday makes you pay big tips if you have a party of 6 or more.
challenger99

Shreveport, LA

#48 Nov 24, 2009
boobear wrote:
Ruby Tuesday makes you pay big tips if you have a party of 6 or more.
They cannot make you pay, if you request they remove the charge from the bill they have to. It is illegal, by law, not to. Although it is not illegal to make that note on their menu, the courts have agreed that gratuities, or tips, are voluntary and therefore must be removed IF REQUESTED.
actually

Dawsonville, GA

#49 Nov 25, 2009
challenger99 wrote:
<quoted text>They cannot make you pay, if you request they remove the charge from the bill they have to. It is illegal, by law, not to. Although it is not illegal to make that note on their menu, the courts have agreed that gratuities, or tips, are voluntary and therefore must be removed IF REQUESTED.
is that the law in all states?
challenger99

Shreveport, LA

#50 Nov 25, 2009
With out going State by State all I can tell you is the State of New York Courts set the legal precedent and other States have accepted it. A tip or gratuity is discretionary based on several Court decisions. However, the term service charge is being reviewed in several Courts to determine its legality, but the question has arisen how can a restaurant give a service charge to a waiter or waitress over and above their normal wage. Also questioned is the gratuity; since this is a Restaurant service charge should the patrons leave a tip, if it is noted on the menu that a gratuity or tip is not necessary then the term service charge could be construed as a gratuity and therefore be illegal.
The issue, believe it or not has gone to the Supreme Court and they accepted the lower courts ruling therefore will not review the case.
More to come I'm sure.
oserver

United States

#51 Oct 2, 2010
Im a server for local family establishment. We frequently use gratuity on bills with a party of 6 or more, regardless of how many annoying checks you make me split its still gunna be on there. Hey, if u cant tip your server then dont go out to eat, you clearly should be penny pinching at the grocery store. If your too cheap to tip 15% then you probably arent worth the dollar fifty your planning on leaving me.
Floridian

Orlando, FL

#52 Oct 2, 2010
challenger99 wrote:
<quoted text>Just for your information, the Courts have agreed that Mandatory Gratuity is a tip and is not legal. It is legal to add it to the bill but is illegal not to remove it upon request.
Well actually it IS legal to add the gratuity to the check IF it is clearly disclosed on the menu; then it is considered a binding contract between the restaurant and the patron.
Challenger99

Palm Bay, FL

#53 Oct 2, 2010
Floridian wrote:
<quoted text>
Well actually it IS legal to add the gratuity to the check IF it is clearly disclosed on the menu; then it is considered a binding contract between the restaurant and the patron.
Two points, first you are correct, if you don't question the notice on the menu before/during the ordering process you are legally required to pay. Second, in one of my Posts I noted "more to come", more has come,the Courts have now decided that if stated on the menu "X% will be added for tables of Y or more" it is in fact a service charge (irregardless of what is stated on the menu)by the owner and therefore is not a gratuity (or tip).
There are now legal fights between the servers and the owners since the owner does not have to give all the "service charge" to the server. Many States are now modifying their labor laws to require the owner to give the "service charge" to the server, and the owner cannot reduce wages based on anticipated "service charge" payments to the server.
Once again I'm sure there will be "more to come" on this issue.
Challenger99

Palm Bay, FL

#54 Oct 2, 2010
Don't you just love lawyers and courts!
better service

Milwaukee, WI

#55 Apr 24, 2011
oserver wrote:
Im a server for local family establishment. We frequently use gratuity on bills with a party of 6 or more, regardless of how many annoying checks you make me split its still gunna be on there. Hey, if u cant tip your server then dont go out to eat, you clearly should be penny pinching at the grocery store. If your too cheap to tip 15% then you probably arent worth the dollar fifty your planning on leaving me.
it is not that we cant afford it. It is if you deserve it. I will not tip you if I have to go get my own silverware, or get my own refills.
bigbass1964

Tilton, NH

#56 Aug 16, 2012
ilive in central nh .went to a chinese resturant in lincoln nh. our bill/ there was 4 of us.came to 69$ the resturant tried to hit us with a 18%(service charge) i complained about it the manger told me that she would lower it to 15% i unhappily paid the bill. is this a rip off or what.more importantly is it leagal
Informed Opinion

Alexandria, VA

#57 Aug 19, 2012
It's amazing the things people say,
with a straight face,
that are blatantly absurd,
and yet as time goes by,
they get accepted as logical or acceptable.

Mandatory Gratuity is one - the claim that a required fee is the same as a voluntary gift,
in appreciation of good service,
is simply ludicrous.

Another is when the stores give you the "opportunity" to check out and bag your own purchases.

Wow - how great is that,
- we get to help increase the corporation's profits,
- by doing more work ourselves,
- so our fellow American workers can lose their jobs,
- so our taxes can increase to pay unemployment, healthcare, and
other benefits to the laid off workers and their families.

The Corporation's profits go up, we do the work of others, for free, and our taxes increase to subsidize the workers whose jobs we took.

No thanks.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#58 Aug 19, 2012
Common Sense would say to reward large parties comming into resturants instead of charging them extra.
Bears way

United States

#59 Aug 19, 2012
"Mandatory Gratuity" I thought was apreciation I received from women . Oh well.
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#60 Aug 19, 2012
Bears way wrote:
"Mandatory Gratuity" I thought was apreciation I received from women . Oh well.
My experience has been that is what the women thought they deserved,
only they called it "Alimony".

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