Minimum wage laws can affect businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city. To help manage this challenge, we summarize scheduled state- and local-level wage increases.
In 2018, the District of Columbia enacted the Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act. Among other things, the Act imposes obligations on employers that employ tipped employees, including significant training and reporting requirements.
Over the past few years, cities and counties have gotten into the business of regulating the workplace, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. Many local jurisdictions have focused particular attention on the hospitality industry.
A new Rhode Island statute prohibits employers of tipped employees from retaining employee tips, creates new requirements for tip pools, and sets requirements for deductions from tips for credit card processing.