Do you people even KNOW the laws?
Just like any other job on the planet, if you dont like your pay, get another job, or suck it up.
But it is FEDERAL LAW that min wage must be made.
And if it the law is not followed, you have some choices. Fight your boss in court. Quit your job and find a better job. Or quit bitching about it because you dont want to do anything about it.
A portion of the minimum wage for a waitress comes from tips. Under federal law, her employer can pay a reduced wage of $2.13 per hour, provided that the reduced wage plus her tips meet or exceed what she would have earned at full minimum wage. For example, if a waitress works eight hours, the federal minimum wage is $58. If her employer pays $2.13 per hour, or $17.04, she must earn at least $40.96 in tips to earn a minimum of $58. If she earns less than $40.96 in tips, her employer must increase her hourly rate so that she earns at least $58.