How does an employer establish that direct wages combined with tips equals or exceeds the Arizona minimum wage?

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How does an employer establish that direct wages combined with tips equals or exceeds the Arizona minimum wage?

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In computing the minimum wage, tips are counted in the workweek in which the tip is earned. For purposes of the Arizona Minimum Wage Act, it is the employer’s responsibility to maintain a record of the tips considered for purposes of asserting a tip credit. The amount per hour that the employer takes as a tip credit must be reported to the employee in writing each workweek. What if tips are not sufficient to make up the difference between the employer’s direct wage obligation and the minimum wage? The employer must pay the difference. What if the employee earns more than the minimum wage after adding the tips received to the base hourly wage? The employer has fulfilled its obligation under the Arizona Minimum Wage Act. May an employer take a credit against the minimum wage for tools or uniforms? No. Unless included by a bona fide collective bargaining agreement applicable to the particular employee, an employer may not credit towards the minimum wage the cost of any tools, equipment, u

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