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Tip Wages

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), if you regularly earn more than $30 per month in tips you are covered by a minimum wage provision different from employees who don't earn tip income. Under employee pay laws, your employer is required to pay you $2.13 per hour, and may take a "tip credit" for the difference between the tip minimum wage and the amount remaining to reach the regular minimum wage (currently $5.12). If you do not earn enough tips in a pay period to make up the difference between the tip minimum wage and the regular employee minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference or else they are in violation of employee pay laws. Tips belong to you and not your employer or anyone else, except to the extent you and your fellow tipped employees form a tip pool (into which all tips are deposited and from which they are distributed). Non-tipped employees may not share in the tip pool.

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