I practice in California, so your laws may vary slightly, but in California it is unlawful for managers to share in any tips.
Absolutely not. Your manager is not making 2.65 an hour as a tipped employee. The employer is allowed to pay you less than minimum wage because you are supposed to make up the difference in tips. This is the link to get more information and file a complaint: http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/email_parser/before_filing_wage_claim.htm. If your employer retaliates, that is another violation and you are entitled to file a lawsuit for whatever happens to you.
I do not have sufficient information to answer your question specifically. I can only give you general information. By answering this question on a public forum, I am not accepting you as a client. We have not formed an attorney client relationship.
You can make a complaint via the wage and hour department of your state labor department, or see an experienced employment attorney in your area.
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