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Kristine Beaudoin counsels clients on employment and commercial matters, from early advice and workplace investigations up through litigation.

The first phase of the District of Columbia Tip Credit Elimination Act of 2021 became effective May 1, 2023.

The Tip Credit Elimination Act, which was passed by voters in the District of Columbia in November 2022 as Initiative 82, will phase out Washington, D.C.’s tip credit for employers with employees who receive tips by 2027. To achieve this, the act provides that the minimum cash wage for tipped employees will gradually increase as the maximum tip credit available to employers decreases.

Continue Reading District of Columbia Tip Credit Elimination Act Increases Cash Wage for Tipped Employees

The California Court of Appeal recently held that an employer whose wage statements did not comply with section 226 of the California Labor Code was not subject to the heightened penalties imposed on employers who fail to provide wage statements or keep required records.
Continue Reading California Court of Appeal Declines to Apply Heightened Penalties to Wage Statement Violations