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The New 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees

On December 28, 2021, a new rule affecting tipped employees goes into effect. Tipped employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Fl.SA) are defined as (1) non-exempt, (2) customarily and regularly receive more than $30.00 a month in tips, and (3) the employer is allowed to credit a portion of their minimum wage obligation against the employee-earned tips.  Employers utilizing the tip-credit must pay the employee a minimum direct cash wage of $2.13 per hour; the remainder balance of the minimum wage is available for a credit against tips earned by employee. The new rule restricts employers from drawing a tip-credit when employees are not performing work that is part […]