Minimum Wage & Overtime

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The minimum wage rate will increase to $7.25 on July 24, 2009. 

2009 Min. Wage            $7.25
Time and a half              X 1.5
Regular overtime rate =10.875
2009 Min. Wage             7.25
Minus tipped wage*      - 2.13
Tip Credit                      =5.12
Regular OT Rate         10.875
Minus Tip Credit          - 5.12
Tipped OT rate         = 5.755
You must round up to the nearest penny, so the 2009 tipped employee overtime rate is $5.76.
* The tipped wage is the amount you pay your servers during regular hours. If you pay more than $2.13 during regular hours to your servers, use that amount in the overtime calculation.
Your workplace posters should already be updated to reflect the increase in the minimum wage. If your poster does not reflect the 2009 minimum wage rate, posters are available from TRA. You may place your order by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-800-395-2872.

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