News flash everyone: it’s not illegal to do automatic gratuity. It’s simply a matter of taxation that most restaurants don’t want to deal with, so they nixed auto grat. At the restaurant I work at they actually care about their employees and we still have auto grat. It is considered income for the restaurant and is put in your paycheck instead of taking it home at night and we have new count out sheets. So everyone just calm down and get a job at a restaurant where they care more about their employees.