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Tipped Employees in Minnesota

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

Employers may not directly or indirectly credit, apply, or use gratuities toward payment of the state or federal minimum wage.

Effective August 1, 2011, tip pooling remains voluntary on the part of employees, and employees may ask employers to safeguard gratuities to be shared by the employees and disburse the gratuities to employees participating in an agreement to share gratuities.

If there is a tip-sharing agreement, an employer may post a copy of the relevant Minnesota law for employees' information.

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