Connecticut: New Law Codifies “80/20” Rule for Compensating Tipped Employees


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April 1, 2020*


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Hospitality employers who take tip credits when compensating employees will be relieved to hear that Connecticut’s legislation has made new strides to clarifying how tipped employees must be paid.  The recently-passed Public Act 19-1 requires the Connecticut Labor Commissioner to adopt regulations codifying the federal “80/20” rule.  The Act requires the Labor Commissioner to post a notice of intent to adopt these regulations by April 1, 2020, though the actual effective date of the rule is not yet clear.

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