• Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Issues Decision Regarding No-Tipping Policies
  • April 28, 2015 | Author: Lena-Kate Ahern
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On April 10, 2015, Massachusetts’ highest court issued an important ruling for service industry employers, clarifying employer obligations with regard to “no-tips” policies under Massachusetts law. The Court held: (1) “no-tips” policies are permissible, (2) employers are allowed to keep any money left as a tip when a no-tips policy is clearly communicated to customers, and (3) employers are not allowed to keep any money left as a tip when the policy is not clearly communicated to customers.