I don't think Emily Post wrote our labor laws and tipping is a commercial
scam.This article is a clear attempt to fool people in to thinking
tips are for extra care and service. Tips are confiscated and converted as the
only wages businesses pays employees. Employees have been programmed that they
don't get an established wage. Its a business scam. Since tips are
not a direct wage business has no direct labor cost for withholding state and
federal taxes, unemployment taxes, Social Security taxes, medicare taxes,
medicaid taxes, retirement funds or even pay a minimum wage to the employees.
The employer pools all tips to its tip funds to distribute it as
unearned income and send employees 1099's at years end and forces employees to
pay all the SSA, Medicare, Medicaid, taxes, on unearned income less than minimum
wage. Tipping is a social scam so business doesn't have to pay any wages or
employee taxes. I don't tip the owners or any business that
confiscates tips from employees and Emily Post is dead and tipping is no longer
applicable as a gesture of service. Self employed? I pay for service that
includes wages and no tips.