Minimum wage; determining wages of tipped employees. (HB988)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Minimum wage. Provides that the cash wage paid to a tipped employee shall not be less than $5.00 per hour and that the tip credit shall equal the difference between the $5.00 cash wage required to be paid to a tipped employee and the minimum wage. Under current federal law, the minimum cash wage for tipped employees is $2.13 and the maximum tip credit that an employer can currently claim is $5.12 per hour based on a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102769D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB988)
01/26/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
02/16/2016Left in Commerce and Labor