Tipped Employees in Vermont
Employers in Vermont must conform with these state rules regarding the treatment of tips received by employees.
The minimum wage Vermont employers must pay tipped employees for 2014 is $4.23 per hour ($4.17 per hour for 2013). The maximum tip credit for 2014 is $4.50 per hour.
If the combination of tips and the $4.23 per hour do not average at least the minimum wage ($8.73 per hour for 2014), the employer must make up the difference.
Each January 1, the basic tip wage rate will increase the same as the minimum hourly wage.
A service or tipped employee means all those, in either hotels, motels, tourist places, and restaurants who customarily and regularly receive more than $120 per month in tips for direct and personal customer service.