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Lots of opinions, but what's the LAW???

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Lots of opinions, but what's the LAW???

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LAfoody | | Jan 7, 2012 11:52 AM

Is it the LAW that a restaurant can set its own policy regarding tipping with a gift card or is it mandated that they must allow the card holder to apply excess GC money to the tip. No one is addressing this in legal terms, only lots of opinions.

I have a friend who is a server @ Morton's and says people add the tip to the gift card all the time, but I just got a flat NO from a local restaurant saying I cannot. Can someone please set us all straight as to the legality of this - particularly in California.

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