The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) new tip credit reporting notification requirements went into effect May 5th. Employers must inform tipped employees of plans to take the DOL permitted tip credit. In Maine, that amount is currently $3.75\hr (50% of state minimum wage). To be safe, this should be done in writing. Employees must sign the acknowledging statement. See p.4 of the guidelines for suggested language.
http://www.restaurant.org/pdfs/advocacy/201105_tips_nra_guidelines.pdf
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