CLEARFIELD, PA - MAY 5: Waitress Kelly Pittman brings orders to customers at Denny's Beer Barrell May 5, 2005 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. They say business has been good since the release of the featured 15 pound burger for $39, that is free if the customer can finish it. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Currently there is a ban on pooling tips and spreading it out to everyone in the restaurant. You tip your waiter/waitress based on the service you receive and that person keeps the tip. The Department of Labor is considering reversing that ban which would allow owners to take all the tips and spread it around however they wanted.