Frequently Asked Questions About Tip Credit in Oregon
Rich Meneghello’s article “Frequently Asked Questions About Tip Credit in Oregon,” was featured in ORLA on November 25, 2015.
It is possible that by this time next year, Oregon employers may be facing the daunting prospect of an increased minimum wage anywhere up to $15.00 per hour. Few industries would be harder hit than restaurant and hospitality businesses, which often employ a great number of minimum wage workers. Meanwhile, because Oregon restaurateurs cannot take advantage of the nationally common practice of applying a tip credit to server paychecks, they could be facing a one-two economic punch to their bottom line. For those unfamiliar with the situation, these frequently asked questions will assist in getting you up to speed.
In the article, Rich addresses the following questions:
- What is Tip Credit?
- Why Would Tip Credit Be Allowed?
- What About In Oregon?
- Are We In The Minority?
- What Does It Mean For Employers?
- How Would Tip Credit Benefit the Oregon Restaurant Industry?
- What Alternatives Exist?
- What Can We Do About It?