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I counted only 7 states where it is not true based on the state laws and 1 state where it was not true for large employees. It is generally true in most states in practice, and is how tipping works per federal laws. I should have probably have mentioned I was speaking to the federal law and local/state/city laws can work differently in some areas.



Exactly, 43 states are a subset of 50.


I feel like we are getting a bit deep in semantics now.

Even if it was true in all 50 states, we could claim it is true in only a subset of those 50 states since a set containing all 50 states is a subset of itself. Had the claim been a proper subset instead, this wouldn't have been the case.

And even if it was true in all 50 states and all smaller governments therein, one could claim it as false because some businesses have to run under franchise rules that disallow the practice. I think such a sentence should be interpreted as talking about the general case of what is acceptable (acceptable in that people do not hold nearly an equivalent level of protest at the federal law on tipping and on organizations that follow it or state level varieties that allow a similar practice as they do for DoorDash's practice).


Fair. However, painting tip theft (I'm just calling it what it is) as the norm nationwide is wildly inaccurate. For example, it's a crime to do this on the entire west coast.




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