Getting “Tip”-sy: What Brewers Need To Know About Tip-Pooling Arrangements

Over the summer, news broke that Surly Brewing Co. was found liable by a Minnesota court for violations of the state’s tip-pooling law.  The brewery, which operates a large beer hall in Minneapolis, was accused by a former bartender of requiring staff to participate in an unlawful tip-pooling scheme.  Under Minnesota law, employees are allowed…