An Act To Restore the Tip Credit to Maine's Minimum Wage Law
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §664, sub-§2, as amended by IB 2015, c. 2, §2, is further amended to read:
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 restores the tip credit to the minimum wage laws.