Friday, March 30, 2007

Restauruant workers who work overtime: are you entitled to 1.5 x $3.08 per overtime hour or 1.5 x the minumum wage?

Which is it? Hint: Restaurants frequently get the answer wrong. Here is the answer from the United States Department of Labor website:

Overtime: Overtime must be paid at a rate of at least one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Tipped employees who receive $2.13 per hour in direct wages are also subject to overtime at one and one-half times the applicable minimum wage, not one and one-half times $2.13.

Note: Maryland's minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.08.

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