In 2019, the Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 19-1254, which changed the posting requirements for tip pools in restaurants. We want to clarify what this means for operators running a tip pool or tip share of any kind: If your restaurant or bar has a tip pool or tip share, even if only regularly tipped employees are involved, you need to notify guests in writing on a menu, table tent, or receipt that “gratuities are shared by employees.”
There have been recent complaints against restaurants for having invalid tip pools because they did not properly provide this notification to guests.
If you have any kind of a tip pool in your establishment, please post a notification on your menu, on table tents, or on receipts using the language that “gratuities are shared by employees.”
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.