Trump's Proposed Change On Tips Could Cost NJ Workers $120M, Explained

You go out for dinner and drinks on a Saturday night, pay your bill, and leave a generous tip. It makes you feel good and you go home not feeling like a cheapskate. But do you know if it’s really enough for the worker to make ends meet? Or if they were able to keep all of the money you left as tip? Do you care?

Tipping is complicated. And with a rule proposed by the Department of Labor in December, it might get even more complex, and potentially unfair to people who work for tips.

The rule would make it legal for employers to keep their employees’ tips, as long as those employees make minimum wage.

So how exactly does tipping work? We break it down for you:

A note about the data: Averages were used for states with multiple minimum wage values broken down by specifications (Connecticut, California, New York, Nevada and Minnesota). Sources of the data include Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tax Foundation, Economic Policy Institute and Payscale.