I posted on another board about tipping housekeeping, and mentioned that restaurant waitstaff in the US are paid differently than waitstaff in Canada. Which then got me thinking - I wonder how many people know this? So here's my questions: 1) For anyone out there currently working in a restaurant - are waitstaff still paid at least minimum wage or has Canada now gone to the US standard of paying waitstaff less than minimum wage on the assumption that tips will make up the difference? 2) How many people were aware that waitstaff in the US are paid less than minimum wage? I was shocked when I found out several years ago, and most of my clients are shocked when I tell them now.