New York Limo Company Fined Over Withholding Tips

Posted on June 4, 2014

NEW YORK—Following an investigation by the Broome County attorney general’s office charging Coachmaster limo service with withholding a portion of drivers’ tips, the company agreed to settle and pay $20,000 in restitution to drivers and a $20,000 civil penalty and agreed to comply with the law going forward. Read full story.


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Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 4 years ago

    A lot of shady limousine companies charge the gratuity and keep it for themselfs. These companies pay a so called flat rate to drivers that dont know they should receve an hourly rate plus the gratuity. For those owners that dont know : quality pay = quality drivers, quality service , repeat customers.. flat rate = craigslist drivers, horrible service, no repeat customers. An old limousine owner once told me that 60% of his business comes from his drivers customer service. He payed his drivers an hourly wage plus 20% of the hourly rate, stocked his limousines with kettle one vodka and captain morgans along with the proper mixers and always made sure every limo was washed and cleaned for every client. on friday nights when other limo companies limos where sittting at their lot , all his limousines where out doing top rate jobs. to date i follow his ways of doing business

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