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The Connecticut Restaurant and Food Service (English) is a miscellaneous law poster by the Connecticut Department Of Labor. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers who are in the restaurant or hotel restaurant business.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it that are in the restaurant or hotel restaurant industry. This poster describes minimum wages that must be paid to regular workers as well as handicapped workers and definitions for the various jobs. This poster also describes penalties to employers for violating this law.


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also be available for inspection in connection with such wage records. (c) In the case of an employee who spends 75% or more of his working time away from the employer’s place of business and the  maintaining of time records showing the   beginning and ending time of each work period  for such personnel either imposes an undue hardship upon the employer or  exposes him to jeopardy because of his inability to control the accuracy of such entries, a record of total daily and total weekly hours will be approved as fulfilling the record-keeping requirements of this section.  However, in such cases the original time entries shall be  made  by  the  employee  in  his  own  behalf  and  the time  entries  made  by  the  employee  shall  be  used  as the basis for payroll records. 
Under Connecticut General Statutes section 31-23 no minor under 16 years of age shall be employed or permitted to work in any restaurant.
Gary K. Pechie
Director
Sec.  31-62-E4.   DIVERSIFIED EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY. If an employee performs both service and non-service duties, and the time spent oneach  is  definitely  segregated  and  so  recorded,  the allowance  for  the  gratuities  as  permitted  as  part  of  the minimum fair wage may be applied to the hours worked in  the  service  category.    If  an  employee  performs  both service  and  non-service  duties  and  the  time  spent  on each  cannot  be  definitely  segregated  and  so  recorded, or  is  not  definitely  segregated  and  so  recorded,  no  allowances  for  gratuities  may  be  applied  as  part  of  the 
minimum fair wage.
Sec.  31-62-E5.   EMPLOYMENT UNDER OTHER WAGE ORDERS.(a) Mercantile:  If an employee is engaged partly in the  restaurant occupation  but is also engaged partly in the occupation  covered  by  the  mercantile  wage  order,  the provisions  of  the  mercantile  wage  order  shall  apply  to  the entire work period, except that, when time spent  in each occupation is segregated and separately recorded, the  allowance  for  gratuities  as  permitted  as  part  of  the minimum fair wage may be applied to  the hours worked by an employee in the restaurant service category.
(b) Other: If  an  employee  is  engaged  partly  in  an occupation under the restaurant  wage order but is also engaged partly in an occupation covered by another wage order other than the  mercantile wage order, the higher provisions  of  each  wage  order  shall  apply  to  the  entire work period unless the time spent in each occupation is definitely segregated and so recorded.  Where the time spent  in  each  occupation  is  definitely  segregated  and so recorded the provisions of the applicable wage order shall apply .
SEC.  31-62-E6.    DEDUCTIONS  AND  ALLOWANCES FOR  THE  REASONABLE  VALUE  OF  BOARD  AND LODGING has been repealed.
SEC.  31-62-E7.  DEDUCTIONS  has been repealed.
SEC.  31-62-E8.   DEPOSIT.  No  deposit shall be required by an employer from any employee for a uniform or for any    other  purpose  except  by  permission  of  the  labor department.
SEC.  31-62-E9.   HOURS WORKED.  Hours worked shall include all time during which the employee is required to be    on  the  employer’s  premises  or  to  be  on  duty,  or  to be at a prescribed work place, and all time during which an employee is employed or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so.  Meal periods may be credited as nonworking time, provided the beginning and ending time of the meal  period shall be so recorded on the time records, and provided the employee shall be entirely free from  all    work  requirements  during  the  period  and  shall be free to leave the establishment.
SEC.    31-62-E10.      TRAVEL  TIME  AND  TRAVEL EXPENSES.Any employee who is required or permitted to  travel from one establishment to another after the beginning or before the close of the work day, shall be compensated for travel time  at  the  same  rate  as  for  working  time,  and  shall  be reimbursed for the cost of transportation.
SEC.  31-62-E11.   COMPUTATION OF TIME.  All time shall be reckoned to the nearest unit of fifteen minutes.
SEC.    31-62-E12.      PHYSICALLY  OR  MENTALLY HANDICAPPED EMPLOYEES.(This  regulation  defines  a  "physically  or  mentally handicapped person" as a person whose earning capacity is  impared  by  age  or  physical  or  mental  deficiency  or injury  and  provides  guidelines  for  a  modification  of  the minimum wage.)
Sec.  31-62-E14.   RECORDS.(a) For the purpose of this regulation issued in accordance with  the  provisions  of  section  31-66  of  the  general statutes,“true  and  accurate  records”  means  accurate legible records for each employee showing:     (1)   Name;   (2)   Home address;   (3)   Occupation in which  employed:   (4)   Total  daily  and  total  weekly  hours  worked,                   showing the beginning and ending time of each                   work  period,computed  to  the  nearest  unit  of              15 minutes;   (5)   Total hourly, daily or weekly basic wage;   (6)   Additions to or deductions from wages each                   pay period;     (7)   Total wages paid each pay period;   (8)   O v e r t i m e     w a g e   a s   a   s e p a r a t e   I t e m   f r o m              basic wage;    (9)   Payment  for  the  seventh  consecutive  day  of             work as a separate item;   (10)  S e p a r a te   i te m i z a ti o n   o n   p a y r o l l   r e c o r d s   o f                                   each allowance (meals, lodging, gratuities) used             as part of the minimum fair wage;   (11)  Statements  signed  by  employee  in  accordance                  with section  31-62-E3 when credit for gratuities              is claimed as part of the minimum fair wage;   (12)   S u c h   o t h e r   r e c o r d s   a s   a r e   s t i p u l a t e d   i n                  accordance  with  administrative  regulation              sections 31-60-1 through 31-60-14   (13)   Wo r k i n g   c e r t i f i c a t e s   f o r   m i n o r   e m p l o y e e s               (16 to18 years).(b)True  and  accurate  records  shall  be  maintained  and retained at the place of employment for a period of three years for each employee. The labor commissioner may authorize  the  maintenance  of  wage  records  and  the retention  of  both  wage  and  hour  records  as  outlined either in whole or in part at a  place other than the place of employment when it is demonstrated that the retention of such records at the place of employment  either: (1)   works an undue hardship upon the employer            without materially benefiting the inspection        procedures of the labor department, or       (2)  is not practical for enforcement purposes.  Where  permission  is  granted  to  maintain  wage  records at  other  than  the  place  of  employment  a  record  of  total daily and weekly hours worked by each employee shall 
Sec.  31-62-E1.   WAGE ORDER:
(a) RATE:THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM WAGESARE  ORDERED:$8.70    per  hour  on  1-1-14;  $9.15  per  hour  on  1-1-15; $9.60 per hour on 1-1-16; and $10.10 per hour on 1-1-17 except those persons employed under  this  wage  order  as  service  employees (waitpersons)  shall  be  paid  $5.69  per  hour  plus gratuities on 1-1-14; $5.78 per hour plus gratuities on 1-1-15; $6.07 per hour plus gratuities on 1-1-16; and $6.38 per hour and gratuities  on 1-1-17 and bartenders at $7.34 per hour plus gratuities on 1-1-14; $7.46 per hour plus gratuities on 1-1-15; $7.82 per hour plus gratuities on 1-1-16; and $8.23 per hour plus gratuities on 1-1-17.
(b) MINIMUM DAILY EARNINGS GUARANTEED:     An  employee regularly reporting for work, unless given  adequate  notice  the  day  before  to  the contrary, or any employee called for work in any day  shall be assured a minimum of two hours’ earnings at not less than the minimum rate if the employee is able and willing to work for that length of time.  If the employee is either unwilling or unable to work the number of hours necessary to insure the two-hour guarantee, a statement signed by the employee in support of this situation must be on file as a part of the employer’s records.(c)  WORK  ON  SEVENTH  CONSECUTIVE  DAY: Not less than one and one-half times the minimum rate for all time worked on the seventh consecutive day.(d)  OVERTIME:  Not  less  than  one  and  one  half times the regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 in any work week.
Sec.  31-62-E2.   DEFINITIONS:(a)  “RESTAURANT  OCCUPATION”  includes  all persons engaged in the preparation and serving of food for human consumption, or in any operation incidental  or  supplemental  thereto  irrespective  of whether  the  food  is  served  at  or  away  from  the point  of    preparation,  and  irrespective  of  whether the  preparation  and        serving  of  food  is  the  sole business  of  the  employing  establishment  or enterprise, with  the exception that  this definition shall  not  include  the  preparation  and  serving  of food  in  a  non-profit  educational,  charitable  or religious  organization  where  the  food  service  is not  regularly  available  to  the  general  public,  or the    preparation  and  serving  of  food  in  hospitals, convalescent  homes  or  homes  for  the  elderly  where  the  food  service  is  not  regularly  available to the general public and is incidental to the care of the patient.  This occupation includes but is not limited  to  employees  of  restaurants,  cafeterias, that    portion  of  hotel    business    involving  the preparation  and  serving  of  food,  commissaries, dairy  bars,  grills,  coffee  shops,  luncheonettes,  sandwich  shops,  tearooms,  nightclubs,  cabarets, automats,  caterers,  frankfurter  stands,  operators of  food  vending  machines,  and  that  portion  of the      business  involving  the  serving    of  food  in department and variety stores, drugstores, candy stores, bakeries, pizzerias,   delicatessens, places of  amusement  and  recreation,  commercial  and industrial establishments and social, recreational, fraternal  and  professional  clubs  which  either regularly  or  intermittently  serve  food,  as  well  as other  establishments  or  businesses  meeting  the condition stated in this paragraph.(b)  “RESTAURANT  EMPLOYEE”  means  any person  who  is  employed  or  permitted  to  work in  any  restaurant  occupation,  establishment  or enterprise. (c) “SERVICE EMPLOYEE” means any employee whose  duties  relate  solely  to  the  serving  of  food and/or  beverage  to  patrons  seated  at  tables  or booths, and to the performance of duties  incidental to  such  service,  and  who  customarily  receives gratuities. For the purpose of this order, a person shall  not  be  considered  to  customarily  receive gratuities  unless  a  minimum  of  $10.00  per  week in  gratuities  is  received  in  the  case  of  full-  time employees, or $2.00 per day in the case of parttime employees,  as  evidenced  by  signed  statements of the employee, stating unequivocally that  such  worker  did  receive  gratuities  as  herein  required, which  must  be  maintained  as  part  of  the  records of the employer.( d )   “ N O N - S E RV I C E   E M P L O Y E E ”   m e a n s   a n employee other than a service employee as herein defined.    A  non-service  employee  includes,  but is  not  limited  to,  countergirls,  counterwaitresses, countermen, counterwaiters and those employees serving  food  or  beverage  to  patrons  at  tables or  booths  and    who  do  not  customarily  receive gratuities as defined above.(e)  “GRATUITIES”  means  a  voluntary    monetary  contribution received by  the employee directly from a guest, patron or customer for service rendered. 
Sec.  31-62-E3.  GRATUITIES AS  PART  OF  THE vMINIMUM  FAIR  WAGE.    Gratuities  may  be recognized as constituting a part of the minimum fair wage when all of the following provisions are complied with:( a )   T h e   e m p l o y e e   m u s t   b e   e n g a g e d   i n   a n employment  in  which  gratuities  have  customarily and usually constituted  and have been recognized as  part  of  his  remuneration  for  hiring  purposes and(b)  The  amount  received  in  gratuities  claimed as  credit    for  part  of  the  minimum  fair  wage must  be  recorded  on  a    weekly  basis    as  a s e p a r a t e   i t e m   i n   t h e   w a g e   r e c o r d   e v e n though  payment  is  made  more  frequently  and  (c)  Each  employer  claiming  credit  for  gratuities as  part  of  the  minimum  fair  wage  paid  to  any employee shall obtain weekly a statement signed by the employee attesting that he has received in gratuities  the  amount  claimed  as  a  credit  for  part of  the  minimum  fair  wage.    Such  statement  shall contain the week ending date of the payroll week for which credit is claimed.  Gratuities received in excess of 34.6% in 2014 and 36.8% in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for service employees and 15.6% in 2014 and 18.5% in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for bartenders need not be reported or recorded for the purposes of this regulation.
DOL-79 (Rev. 5/14)
POST AND KEEP POSTED WHERE EMPLOYEES MAY READ
Mandatory Order No. 8
Inquiries or Complaints of Violation of this Order Should be Sent to Wage and Workplace Standards 
Division, Department of Labor, 200 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT 06109-1114.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
MINIMUM FAIR WAGE RATES FOR PERSONS EMPLOYED IN THE 
RESTAURANT AND HOTEL RESTAURANT OCCUPATIONS
  Web Site:   www.ct.gov/dol
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