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Employees May Accept Cash Tips

Concerning a prohibition against an employer taking adverse action against an employee who accepts a gratuity, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2023 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

The act prohibits an employer engaged in a business from taking adverse action against an employee who accepts a cash gratuity offered by a patron of the business.

The act provides exceptions for:

  • Employers regulated by the division of gaming in the department of revenue;
  • Employees licensed, certified, or registered pursuant to the title governing professions and occupations and who are required to maintain such licensure, certification, or registration as a condition of employment with their employers;
  • Employees working in a health-care facility regulated by the department of public health and environment;
  • Employees working for the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly; and
  • Employees providing housing and services to adults 60 years of age or older.

VETOED by Governor May 23, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Did Not Become Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details