My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you with your legal question.
All of the actions by this restaurant are illegal under federal law and Florida law. It is considered illegal discrimination
to require a birth certificate as a condition of employment. It is illegal to make a waitress pay credit card under the payday laws and is illegal to take part of the tips for the restaurant if this is not part of a legitimate tip share program. Further, it is illegal to require an employee to pay a penalty for showing up to work late or calling in.
Unfortunately, Florida does not have a state employment law
enforcement agency to which you could go to file a claim. Unless the employer has more than 50 employees, you will be unable to go to the EEOC
to file a complaint. As it is likely that the employer is smaller than 50 people, you will need to file a suit for the multiple legal violations.
I suggest that you contact a local employment law attorney to handle this case for you. You definitely do have a case.
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