LD 403
Session - 127th Maine Legislature
LR 911
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Eliminate the Exception from Minimum Wage Laws for Workers Who Receive Tips

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §664, sub-§2,  as amended by PL 2011, c. 118, §3, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

2 Tips.   The tips received by a service employee become the property of the employee and may not be shared with the employer. Tips that are automatically included in the customer's bill or that are charged to a credit card must be treated like tips given to the service employee. A tip that is charged to a credit card must be paid by the employer to the employee by the next regular payday and may not be held while the employer is awaiting reimbursement from a credit card company.


This bill eliminates the provision of law that allows an employer to pay an employee who receives tips less than the minimum wage.

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