LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On Tuesday, THV11 spoke with local restaurants who said they were never notified of a recent gratuity law change. It has servers worried they might not receive money they depend on.
A normal day at Cotham's in the City can be pretty busy.
"It's really fast paced," said server Christy Blazer. "It gets pretty intense."
But that intensity has now joined with worry now that the Internal Revenue Service has eliminated automatic gratuity on checks.
"If a big group comes in and doesn't tip my server, my servers are still having to tip out my food runner and bus boy, so they're going to be paying out of a tip they might not receive," said Cotham's in the City owner, Erin Griffin.
The larger parties require more work and take up more time that servers could be spending getting tips from other tables.