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Tipped Employees in Idaho

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Employers in Idaho must conform with these state rules regarding the treatment of tips received by employees.

In Idaho, in determining the wage of a tipped employee, the amount paid by an employer may be increased by the amount of the tips actually received but not in excess of 35 percent of the applicable minimum wage.

Tipped employee means any employee engaged in an occupation in which the employee customarily and regularly receives more than $30 a month in tips.

Where there is a dispute between the employer and employee concerning the amount of tips, it is the employer's burden to demonstrate the amount of tips actually received by the employee.

Under a tip pooling or similar arrangement, any portion of tips paid to an employee must not be considered tips actually received by the employee.

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