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Last month the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry released it's 2015 Minimum Wage Report . Restaurant owners are acutely aware that the state raised the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour effective August 1, 2015.  The report indicates more than half (57%) of hourly workers employed in eating and drinking establishments earned the minimum wage, by far the highest percentage among industries. Given that tips are a significant aspect of employee compensation and many foodservice employees receive the minimum wage, restaurant owners need to be very familiar with Minnesota laws regarding tip credit, pooling, and sharing.

Managing employee tips can be overwhelming for restaurant owners, especially when it comes to state and federal taxes. Should you have specific questions about how to handle tips at your establishment, contact us to speak with one of our industry experts. 

Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota with a double major in accounting and financial management. He’s a member of both the National Society for Tax Professionals and the National Society for Accountants and serves on the board of directors for the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants.

Last month the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry released it's 2015 Minimum Wage Report . Restaurant owners are acutely aware that the state raised the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour effective August 1, 2015.  The report indicates more than half (57%) of hourly workers employed in eating and drinking establishments earned the minimum wage, by far the highest percentage among industries. Given that tips are a significant aspect of employee compensation and many foodservice employees receive the minimum wage, restaurant owners need to be very familiar with Minnesota laws regarding tip credit, pooling, and sharing.

Managing employee tips can be overwhelming for restaurant owners, especially when it comes to state and federal taxes. Should you have specific questions about how to handle tips at your establishment, contact us to speak with one of our industry experts. 

Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota with a double major in accounting and financial management. He’s a member of both the National Society for Tax Professionals and the National Society for Accountants and serves on the board of directors for the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants.

“Managing employee risk can help organisations to improve their performance significantly while taking account of regulatory requirements. Developed by PA and the CPNI, the HoMER guidance sets the framework in which an organisation can build a risk-based, performance-led strategy.” B ill Windle, EMPLOYEE risk expert

Employees are a key asset in all organisations and yet, in this information age where it is possible to transfer huge amounts of data or money with a single click, they also represent one of the greatest sources of risk. Balancing trust with effective and proportionate control is a challenge for many organisations – particularly when you consider legal issues, privacy concerns and organisational culture. To address this, many medium and large organisations have defined and communicated their values to employees.

However, high-profile, high-impact cases of counter-productive behaviour in the workplace still occur all too frequently. The day-to-day behaviour of employees, including senior leaders, does not always support the organisation’s values and desired culture and in some instances may even breach specific policies. This can weaken motivation and trust among employees, reduce the confidence of regulators and expose the organisation to risks that are not immediately apparent (and consequently, are not being managed).


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