This is the corporate exploitation of one line in the tipped worker laws that defines who is a tipped worker, it states that a tipped worker is one who,
"customarily and regularly receives more than $30 per month in tips."
It does not define that the tips must come from the public so for example, in the restaurant industry, the corporations force the servers to sign agreements to tip other restaurant workers a percentage. Once they did that, the corporations can claim all those other workers are now tipped workers and put them on the reduced minimum wage.
I think this defines the truly malicious nature of these corporations and their manipulation of the legislature is revealed by how they conspire to create such a loophole in the law and then exploit it to stick it to the American working people. It should be clear to anyone that $30 per month is not even a remotely realistic figure by which to define a tipped worker and that they would create laws that are based on such a small gift is nothing less than a spiteful, sneak attack on the American working people by these corporate parasites that get fat by sucking every last penny away from those who actually do the work in this country.
It is disgusting and it should be illegal. It is difficult to find clear and accurate information about this online so I think they are trying to hide what they do. Even the restaurant workers themselves don't really understand it but the thing everyone should think about is who are these people that contrive to stick it to these restaurant staff? They are the corporate executives and government, some of the wealthiest people in America. They look at these lowest paid workers on minimum wage and see that the customers are rewarding their efforts by tipping them. So they find new ways to manipulate the law so they can suck that little bit of extra income off those poorest people in America. What kind of people would even consider to do that when they already are the wealthiest 1%? These are pigs. Nasty greedy selfish pigs and they are parasites and they are an insult to humanity.