2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 4 - Wages and Hours
Section 3-419 - Tips.

§ 3-419. Tips.

(a)  Scope of section.-  

(1) This section applies to each employee who: 

(i) is engaged in an occupation in which the employee customarily and regularly receives more than $30 each month in tips; 

(ii) has been informed by the employer about the provisions of this section; and 

(iii) has kept all of the tips that the employee received. 

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(iii) of this subsection, this section does not prohibit the pooling of tips. 

(b)  Computation of wage.- Subject to the limitations in this section, an employer may include, as part of the wage of an employee to whom this section applies: 

(1) an amount that the employer sets to represent the tips of the employee; or 

(2) if the employee or representative of the employee satisfies the Commissioner that the employee received a lesser amount in tips, the lesser amount. 

(c)  Limit.- The tip credit amount that the employer may include under subsection (b) of this section may not exceed 50% of the minimum wage established under § 3-413 of this subtitle for the employee. 

[An. Code 1957, art. 100, § 82; 1991, ch. 8, § 2; 1992, ch. 22, § 1; 1997, ch. 688; 2006, ch. 2.] 

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