How do I report unfair working conditions?

My friend is working at a restaurant and she was hired as a hostess/waitress/cash register attendant. They kept pooling her tips when she worked as a waitress and not splitting it up fair at all. Now they have her working at hostess for 2.00 an hour which is completely illegal. She gets bossed around and won't say anything.. isnt this illegal and what can she do besides quitting?? She plans on quitting soon but she has been jipped out of so much money... can she report this to anyone or do something about it?? thanks

Asked By: coldog33 - 12/9/2006
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Answered By: dientzy1 - 12/9/2006
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call your governor and report.
Answered By: dol - 12/9/2006
Answered By: Icy Boarder - 12/9/2006
You can contact the Labor Relations board, which I'm sure you find if you google it. Be aware, though, that what you THINK is illegal and unfair may not be. I contacted them once about everyone else but me getting paid through lunch. They went home at five but I was expected to stay till six. They explained that that... More
Answered By: rukidding - 12/9/2006
If she's a legal citizen, there are many places she could go for help. If not.........sorry.
Answered By: Crosseyed Kitty - 12/9/2006
She can report this type of inequity to the state Wage and Hour board. They should have a number listed in the phone book government pages.
Answered By: Country girl - 12/9/2006
Have her contact the local Labor Board. But be advised, if the business employs less than 15 people, they can get by with almost anything. Also, she must have documentation to prove any allegations she makes against an employer. And, before she persues this, she must find another job.
Answered By: kidd - 12/9/2006
You may call The Dept. of Labor Relations... More
Answered By: one4god - 12/9/2006
Yes. Tip pooling, although legal, is subject to strict regulations. Look up your state labor relations board, or go to for information on filing a suit. If this is widespread in the company, your friend should call an employment lawyer (who specializes in plaintiff work). Any self-respecting lawyer would... More
Answered By: Vanessa - 12/9/2006
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