Israeli Waiters Not Entitled to Salary if Tips Are Big Enough, Court Rules

Restaurant was sued for back pay of half a million shekels, but courts rules such a sum would likely pull business under and reflects a 'cynical exploitation of the law' by plaintiffs.

In a surprise decision this week, a Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court ruled that restaurants and cafes don’t have to pay waiters regular salaries if they are making more than the legally required minimum wage from their tips.