Hi, I work at this Korean owned Japanese Resturant...as a food server..today the manager say he wants us to do a favor for the owner, he says the resturant doesn't have enough cash-flow to pay the illegal workers eg. mexican dishwashers, busser, cooks and the Korean students that work as cooks, servers.. So the legal people who get checks..he wants us to cash our checks and give him cash back that he wrote over the amount earned! example.. $200 pay earned + $300not earned = $500check cash the check and give him back the $300cash Now, when he told us that...it sounded fishy.. I'm thinkin why do I have to give cash back? If they don't have a good cash-flow ...how do they have enough for the pay checks? Are they just creative business people? Is this a legal practice? How does this benefit the restaurant... Plus, he said he is doing us a favor, cuz, he is under reporting the amount of tips we make. So we are really not having to pay a lot on taxes.. like he is claiming the $300 in tips and I just give this amount back to him as cash.. The other servers think the owner has gone over her head! she opened to many restaurants and our pay checks are always late! So we think she is hurtin for money... so is this money laundering? or what do you think? He wants this practice to start today for the next months pay check.