Does my manager get a tip cut in my valet job?

I work for a valet company in Dallas, TX making 2.13/ hr plus tips. My manager (on salary) sometimes fills in for valet positions (usually when he knows the tips will be good.) At the end of the shift, he expects to be in on the tip split. Is this against the law due to the fact that he is making a salary while the valets are making 2.13 an hour? Thank you.

Asked By: - 10/13/2011
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When an employer uses a tip pool to pay out non-tipped employees, or when they take tips for themselves, they are in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). So, yes, it is against the law, and should be reported to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Answered By: trai - 10/13/2011
Additional Answers (1)
jesus 2.13 ph? i know there arent any minimum wage laws in TX, but I thought it would normally be around 6 dollars, and no as far as I'm aware, he cant take from your tips, unless hes in the mafia and thats a way he makes some money, by collecting some "protection money" from his workers, which is still illegal, but at... More
Answered By: Rarin' To Clown - 10/13/2011
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