Illustration for article titled 43 states allow tipped employees to be paid less than minimum wage

Tipping culture in the United States is a mess. In fact, it's perfectly legal for many employers to pay restaurant servers and bartenders less than minimum wage. There are just seven states where tipped and non-tipped employees have the same minimum wage.

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Below you can read more about the history of tipping in America, and just how broken our current system really is.

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