2016 Wyoming Code
TITLE 27 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 4 - WAGES
ARTICLE 2 - MINIMUM WAGES
SECTION 27-4-202 - Minimum wage rates.
27-4-202. Minimum wage rates.
(a) Every employer shall pay to each of his or her employees wages at a rate of not less than five dollars and fifteen cents ($5.15) per hour.
(b) Effective April 1, 2001 and thereafter, all employers who employ tipped employees shall not pay less than two dollars and thirteen cents ($2.13) per hour to his tipped employees. Provided further, if the wage paid by the employer combined with the tips received by the employee during a given pay period does not equal at least the applicable minimum wage as prescribed in subsection (a) of this section, the employer shall pay the difference to the tipped employee. For the purposes of this act, all "tip" employees shall furnish monthly to their respective employers the daily record of tips required to be kept by "tip" employees under the laws of the United States and upon the forms prescribed by the internal revenue service of the United States treasury department. The daily record of tips shall constitute prima facie proof of the amount of tips received by the employee. Proof of a customary tipping percentage of sales or service shall also be an admissible form of proof of the amount of tips. A "tip" employee is one who customarily and regularly receives more than thirty dollars ($30.00) a month in tips.
(c) In lieu of the rate prescribed in subsection (a) of this section, any employer may pay any employee who has not attained the age of twenty (20) years a wage which is not less than four dollars and twenty-five cents ($4.25) per hour during the first ninety (90) consecutive days after the employee is initially employed by the employer. No employer may take any action to displace employees, including partial displacements such as reduction in hours, wages or employment benefits for purposes of hiring individuals at the wage authorized in this subsection.
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