Maine LD 403: An Act To Eliminate the Exception from Minimum Wage Laws for Workers Who Receive Tips

LD 403 (subjects: COMPENSATION , MINIMUM WAGE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=403&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth: (D – District 47) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
4/7/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 664, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 118, 3, is repealed and the following enacted in its place: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

summary

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

Patterns of Support

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